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!

When? February 20, 2019 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. followed by the Legislative Networking Reception from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Where? Kansas State Capitol, 300 SW 10th Avenue, Topeka, KS 66612
What? 2019 Public Policy Workshop Agenda
And? Please join us for the Legislative Networking Reception at The Celtic Fox, 118 SW 8th Avenue, Topeka, KS 66603 (see map below) following the 2019 KSAND PPW

Before registering for the workshop, please find your Kansas State Representative or Senator and their districts. Download the instructions for finding your State Legislators and suggestions for reviewing information on the Kansas Legislature’s website.

Are you able to join us? Register for the 2019 KSAND Public Policy Workshop

Presentation Handouts: Please take time to review handouts on the website. Handouts will NOT be provided at the workshop. If interested in paper copies, please print and bring with you to the workshop. Check back to see if speakers provide handouts or slides.

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

Additional Resources:
Capitol Building Map
Information on Kansas State Capitol
Success in Advocacy – Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics
KSAND Infographic – RDNs
Affordable Food Infographic

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

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. http://www.kshs.org/p/kansas-state-capitol-parking/11708

  • 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.

OUR MISSION

Accelerate improvements in state-wide health and well-being through food and nutrition
Annual Conference
CPE Approval
JOB BANK
KSAND Foundation
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