Public Policy Resources

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

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: Obesity resources

Children’s Alliance

National Farm to School Network

The Food Research Action Center

The Henry J. Kaiser Foundation

Northwest Harvest’s Food Security Reports

Organizational Chart of the United States Government

The Partnership to Prevent Chronic Disease

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.

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Washington State Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

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The Washington State Academy is an affiliate of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.  Our members serve the public by promoting optimal nutrition, health and well-being. We are our state's food and nutrition experts, translating the science of nutrition into practical solutions for healthy living. Heather Watkins, RD, CD, CNSC (2020-21 Washington State President)
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