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This webinar was presented live on November 12, 2020.
Webinar Series: Hot Topics in Public Health and Community Nutrition
This webinar will identify the structure of the policy and advocacy program at the Academy to help dietitians understand the many and varied opportunities to get involved in advocacy and policy initiatives. It will cover how to submit comments with specific examples; why action alerts are important and the importance of identifying subject matter experts within the DPG so that they are readily available when legislation and comment opportunities arise. This webinar will also discuss how to get involved with advocacy within global nutrition and review the Advocacy and Education section of the Guide and how to use it.
CPE Level: 2
Learning Need Codes: 1070, 1080, 4080
Performance Indicators: 12.1.1, 8.3.7, 8.3.2
- Understand how advocacy works within the Academy - LPPC and ANDPAC including role of DPG and Academy PIA staff
- Identify opportunities and processes for members to get involved in advocacy with the Academy
- Reference how to get involved with advocacy in global nutrition
Alicia Grove, MS, RD, SNS
Alicia Grove, MS, RD, SNS, is a Nutrition Program Consultant at Colorado Department of Education, School Nutrition Unit. Within School Nutrition she oversees food safety, charter schools, professional standards, Residential Child Care Institutions, and new School Food Authorities. She leads Administrative Reviews (essentially audits of school meal programs) and is an integral part of the training team. Alicia designs online trainings, coordinates regular program webinars, develops training materials, and evaluates school nutrition training impact. Alicia came to Denver from Fort Collins where she completed her MS in Food Science and Human Nutrition with a focus on Community Nutrition at Colorado State University. She is originally from Richmond, VA and worked in clinical research at VCU Massey Cancer Center for several years. Alicia completed her BA in psychology from the University of Virginia. She has been involved with the Academy as the Student Committee Chair for the PHCNPG and the Student Representative for ANDPAC. Alicia is currently the Policy and Advocacy Leader for PHCNPG. In her free time Alicia enjoys running, trying new recipes, reading, exploring Colorado, skiing, hiking, and reducing food waste!