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Legislative Day

Registered dietitian nutritionists are vital in advocating for sound public health nutrition policies and nutrition related legislation. Both the Academy and KSAND provide public policy workshops to assist members in developing public policy skills. The Academy’s workshop includes meeting with federal members of congress in Washington, D.C. and the KSAND workshop includes meeting with state legislators.

Welcome to the registration site for the 2019 KSAND Public Policy Workshop!

Date: 2019 TBD
Workshop Agenda: Will be posted in early 2019
Location: Virtual
Presentation Handouts: Check back to see if speakers provide handouts or slides.
Registration: Will open early 2019

Handouts to review prior to the workshop:
Public Policy in Dietetics 101
KSAND Fact Sheet
How a Bill Becomes Law in Kansas
Strategies for Communicating with Legislators

Additional Resources:
Capitol Building Map
Information on Kansas State Capitol
Success in Advocacy – Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics
Talking Points – RDNs Save Healthcare Dollars
MNT Effectiveness: The Latest Research
Talking Points – RDNs Optimize the Public’s Health
KSAND Infographic – RDNs

Public Entrance for the Capitol: North side of Capitol, Ground Floor at the semi-circular drive (street level) off of SW 8th Street between SW Harrison St on the West and SW Jackson  St on the East. Capitol public parking entrance is on 8th Street (do not take the sidewalks up to the Capitol building doors). All visitors must enter through the Capitol Security Checkpoint (additional parking information below).

Map with Parking and Building Access Information for the Capitol Click HERE

Parking Information at the Capitol: Public parking in the Capitol garage is limited to 2 hours. Please use metered parking or one of the private parking garages listed below that are very near to the Capitol.

  • Street, metered parking on SW Jackson Street between SW 8th and SW 9th avenues for up to 10 hours. Meter fees vary. Visitors enter the building on groud level at the semi-circular drive on SW 8th Avenue.
  • Crosby Place Parking Garage, 108 SW 8th Avenue, between S Kansas Avenue and SW Jackson Street. Hourly fee.
  • Centre City Parking Garage, 109 SW 9th Avenue, between S Kansas Avenue and SW Jackson Street. Hourly fee.

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day

In 2019, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics celebrates Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day on Wednesday, March 13. As the nation’s food and nutrition experts, registered dietitian nutritionists are committed to improving the health of their patients and community.

First celebrated in 2008, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day commemorates the dedication of RDNs as advocates for advancing the nutritional status of Americans and people around the world. Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day was created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics to increase the awareness of registered dietitian nutritionists as the indispensable providers of food and nutrition services and to recognize RDNs for their commitment to helping people enjoy healthy lives. Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day and National Nutrition Month® promote the Academy and RDNs to the public and the media as the most valuable and credible source of timely, scientifically-based food and nutrition information.

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day


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