Advocacy Outreach – Every Legislator should know a Dietitian. Sign up to communicate with your elected officials.

Every Legislator should know a Dietitian.

All Idaho Dietitians must be prepared to call their elected officials and advocate for the profession at a moment’s notice. That call may come from national or state leaders.

Go to the Idaho Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Website to sign up to communicate with your elected officials. https://www.eatrightidaho.org/advocacy/

You will receive talking points and support from the Idaho Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Public Policy Committee.

Current National issues:
 Medical Nutrition Therapy Expansion Act to allow reimbursement for several additional conditions where MNT provided by a dietitian has shown to be a cost-effective service.
 Treat and Reduce Obesity Act to include dietary counseling performed by a trained educator in reimbursement.
 Support of the nutrition programs in the Farm Bill.
Current State issues:
 Licensure board potential changes.
 Consideration of a Licensure Compact.
 MNT and Dietitians’ inclusion in any Medicaid legislation.