PA Academy Legislation and Advocacy
Making a Difference in the Health of Pennsylvania
Advocacy = Grassroots Efforts & Lobbying
Advocacy is a key! We encourage nutrition professionals of PAND to enhance your advocacy skills and gather the materials that needed for talking with policymakers and others about nutrition and health.
“ Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." ~ Margaret Mead
- Grassroots - Any political activity that happens at the local or community level. Typically generated by individuals motivated by a cause.
- Lobbying - Uses for direct meetings including community and governmental, information tours with elected representatives, advertising and public relations campaigns.
For information from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics:
Visit the Library of Congress website for information related to all current and past bills before Congress. Navigating the site takes getting used to, but it’s a wealth of information on bill language and status.