Advocacy Day

Each spring the Illinois Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics heads to the Illinois State Capitol located in Springfield, Illinois where we discuss important issues with our legislators. A Virtual Advocacy Day event was held on April 6, 2021. The webinar is available on our live and recorded webinar store

Click here for access to the Advocacy Day On-the-Go Toolkit (Members Only)

Your Role as an Advocate

Advocacy Day 2019

Advocating for the nutrition profession is imperative to our success. Serving as a Grassroots Advocate can reap these many rewards, plus so much more.
  • Capture the attention of elected officials so they listen to our concerns on issues of importance.
  • Raise the level of awareness about causes and matters at all legislative levels.
  • Harness thoughts and ideas of members to help create change within public policy.
  • Use your knowledge, insights and experiences to educate legislators about important areas of the nutrition profession, i.e., healthcare coverage, food access and licensure.
  • Make a difference in our state and nation’s health and nutrition policy.

Advocacy Resources:
Grassroots Advocacy Guidebook
Academy Advocacy