Public Policy Resources

How to Huge a Porcupine:  Relationship Building with Lawmakers and Why It's Important

September 2012 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation obesity report

Children’s Alliance

Farm to School

The Food Research Action Center

The Henry J. Kaiser Foundation

Northwest Harvest’s Food Security Report

Organizational Chart of the United States Government

The Partnership to Prevent Chronic Disease

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Congressional Management Foundation

USDA Center for Nutrition Policy

Coalition for Health Funding


Washington State Academy's Public Policy Maker of the Year Award
The Washington State Public Policy Maker of the Year Award may be given annually to an exemplary individual who sponsors legislation and/or supports nutrition programs, including the following: 

- Ensure adequate access to food throughout the life span in all settings.
- Promote a safe food supply.
- Support licensure and monitoring of credentials of those making claims.
- Promote education programs to increase a awareness of the relationship between nutrition and health.

To learn more about this award click here.  Nominations are due January 31st each year.