Register for the 2024 Public Policy Workshop Now!

Where: Virtual

When: Thursday, April 25 from 1 to 4 pm CST

Why: 3 CPEU (pending CDR and KDADS)

Topics: Licensure Update and Effective Billing

Hosted by the KSAND Advocacy Team!

  • Paula Miller
  • Erin Laurie
  • Becky Parshall
  • Anna Binder
  • Heidi Oberrieder
  • Jordan Chen
  • Carol Gilmore
  • Heather Fiore
  • Steph Wagner
  • Diane Greenleaf-Kisner

Free Registration Here!


View the 2023 Public Policy Workshop Now!

If you didn’t get a chance to attend the Live or Watch Party version’s of the 2023 Public Policy Workshop, please spare a few hours to learn more about:

  • Insurance-Based Private Practice Basics
  • License to Practice: Model Practice Act, Licensure Compact and Advocacy
  • Lessons on Kansas Grassroots Advocacy: Communicating with Legislators

Approved for three (3) CDR and KDADS CPEUs.

Tell Us What You Think!

After you watch the 2023 Public Policy Workshop, share with us what you liked, what you want to learn more about, and any additional ideas you would like KSAND to help coordinate in regards to Advocacy.

2023 Public Policy Workshop

Three Ways To Participate…Pick The Best For You!

Three KDADS and CDR CPUEs pending

Save the Date for the upcoming Watch Party! June 21

What People Are Saying About The Workshop!

“Truly enjoyed hearing from a variety of owners in private practice operations and the sharing of diverse rewards of their work as well as their realistic challenges. ” – KL

“The panel discussion was so engaging; I couldn’t stop listening.” – JS

1) Live, Virtual

Engage with speakers in real-time and discuss with other KSAND members.

Live Sessions + Live Discussion

May 24: 1 – 4 pm

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2) Watch Party, Virtual

If you can’t make the live event, join the Watch Party and watch/discuss with other KSAND members.

Recorded Sessions + Live Discussion

June 21: 5 – 8 pm

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3) Recorded

Watch at your leisure! Link to come soon!


Accelerate improvements in state-wide health and well-being through food and nutrition


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.

Thank you to those who attended 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 check back for details on the 2020 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.

  • 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.