Action Alert: Tell Congress to Co-Sponsor Treat and Reduce Obesity Act
Send a letter to your members of Congress to encourage them to sign on to the Treat and Reduce Obesity Act that would allow registered dietitian nutritionists to independently bill for obesity counseling to Medicare patients.
Please be sure to fill out two action alerts: one for the House and one for the Senate.
Help advance our profession by taking action now.
Senator Mike Crapo is on the Congressional Budget Committee.
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Leave-Behind-Obesity – issue brief on Treat and Reduce Obesity Act
Support for nutrition is not only good public policy, it is good politics. Members of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics have the ability and responsibility to urge consumers and lawmakers to learn about the positive role nutrition plays in healthy lifestyles. Nutrition also plays an effective role in disease management and treatment. For both individuals and society, the benefits of eating right and exercising include improved qualities of life and lower health-care costs.
We urge to you use the resources provided by the Academy to ensure that your elected officials in Washington, DC know your views as both voters and nutritional and food professionals. Your activism is extremely important to the success of our agenda – and there are numerous ways to get involved. With the Grassroots Manager, you can:
- Write your legislator a letter
- Send your legislator a fax
- Send your legislator a direct e-mail
- Call an elected official directly
- Educate others by spreading the word about important issues
Consider it your all-access pass to your elected officials and other VIPs in the political arena. This direct link to legislators is extremely important…they want to hear from you!