For the past three years, I have had the honor of representing the Virginia Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics on the Bridging the Nutritional Divide Council established to reduce childhood hunger, promote the state agriculture industry, and to enhance or expand statewide community nutrition programs. Yesterday our Chair, First Lady of Virginia Dorothy McAuliffe, unveiled our final product; The Virginia Food Access Network. This website seeks to provide data, resources and toolkits to stakeholders across the state in an effort to decrease hunger and improve nutritional health.
Stay involved with your legislators. This group of RDN Leaders, with Congressman Rob Wittman (Virginia), works to help make a difference on federal food, nutrition, agriculture and health initiatives.
Proud to represent the Virginia Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics today at the Richmond Capitol Building, as I serve on First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe's Council concentrating on: eliminating childhood hunger, promoting Virginia agriculture, and addressing community food, nutrition and health initiatives in the state. Stay tuned for exciting state partnerships and collaborations.
Informative discussions on food and nutrition health policies for the citizens of the Commonwealth, including state food crop donations to food banks.
Legislative Priority discussions today ranged from topics such as asking for support on expansion of grocery store access and availability, to Breakfast after the Bell, and physical activity in elementary schools.
Enjoyed discussions with Senator Stuart today on bills such as state agriculture, and Nutrition Genomics.
From seed to fork to body – Exciting week on Capitol Hill and Georgetown meeting with fellow Public Policy colleagues and legislators addressing health, food and nutrition issues.
We had our first meeting for the Council on Bridging the Nutritional Divide today in Richmond. The subcommittee I have been appointed to is the Community Initiatives work group as it relates to food access, health strategies and programs across the state. I look forward to representing the Commonwealth of Virginia.
VAND representatives met with numerous Virginia State Senators and Representatives to discuss multiple food allergy and safety bills for this session of the state legislature.
As the Virginia Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (VAND) State Public Policy Representative. On behalf of Registered Dietitian Nutritionists, Nancy regularly meets with legislators to discuss nutrition and health related regulations and legislation.
Fundraiser with VAND Legislative Consultant Andrew Lamar, Virginia Speaker Bill Howell (R) and Virginia Delegate Bobby Orrock (R).