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Policy and Advocacy

Sign up for APHA's action alerts and review their legislative updates and advocacy page to stay informed about important federal legislative activity and notable state legislative activity. Read about the Food and Nutrition Section's 2023-2024 Farm Bill priorities.

Find APHA policy statements and/or contact our Legislation and Policy Committee Chair(s) to help with researching, writing and revising content for a statement.

Additional policy and advocacy information can be obtained from The Food Research and Action Center.

Food and Nutrition Webinars

Webinars hosted by APHA sections are available to members. Here is a sample of some sponsored by the Food and Nutrition Section:

  • The Farm Bill: Using Your Voice to Advance Public Health and Nutrition Over the Next Five Years with ASPHN and Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) (2024)
  • Taking Action: Current Strategies, Projects, and Funding Initiatives in Rural, Tribal, and Urban Health Spaces in collaboration with the Association of State Public Health Nutritionists - ASPHN (2023)
  • Building Knowledge: Summary of Priority Areas Outlined in the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health and How Public Health Professionals are Centered in Implementation in collaboration with the Association of State Public Health Nutritionists - ASPHN (2023)
  • Squeeze in Nutrition (2019)
  • Applying Motivational Interviewing to Enhance Patient Follow-Through: A 2-part Series (2019)
  • Let Your Voice be Heard in Nutrition Policy (2018)
  • Career Opportunities in Public Health Nutrition (2018)
  • Career and Professional Development Essentials (2018)

U.S. Government Resources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Food and Drug Administration

Health Resources and Services Administration

National Institutes of Health: Nutrition Research Highlights

United States Department of Agriculture

Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion