Policy

Funding for Diversity in Health Professions: What It Means for the Future of Dietetics

By Caroline Kohler Interested in policy? Check out our full series on policy initiatives in the field! The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics has joined with the National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education in requesting that Congress set aside funding for universities that educate students of color who are pursuing careers as health …

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The HEROES Act: What It Is and Why It’s Important for Nutrition

By Caroline Kohler Interested in policy? Check out our full series on policy initiatives in the field! The “Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions Act” – also known as the HEROES Act (sometimes called “Heroes Act” in lower case, which is technically a misnomer) was introduced by Representative Nita Lowey (D-NY) on May 12, …

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The MNT Act of 2020

The Medical Nutrition Therapy Act of 2020: What It Is, Where it Stands, and How to Take Action

By Caroline Kohler Interested in policy? Check out our full series on policy initiatives in the field! The Medical Nutrition Therapy Act of 2020 (the MNT Act) was introduced by Representatives Eliot Engel (D-NY) and Peter King (D-NY), with help from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics on May 22, 2020. Currently, the bill has …

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