Attention UAND members and friends! It’s time to act in support of the Farm Bill! Here is an important message from the President of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics urging you all to take a few minutes out of your day to show your support. Use your voices to make a difference in our world!
Please take two minutes to send your Senators an email urging them to support important food, nutrition and agriculture programs.
The Senate has passed a bipartisan Farm Bill out of the Agriculture Committee, and the bill is headed to the Senate floor for debate and final vote. This critical piece of legislation determines not only what farmers grow, but what is available in the United States’ food supply. The Farm Bill addresses food insecurity through a variety of food assistance programs and provides many jobs for registered dietitian nutritionists working in community nutrition. As registered dietitian nutritionists, we are inherently entrenched in every aspect of the food supply, from what is planted to what is consumed by our fellow Americans. We are leaders in the nation’s efforts for better health, through improved nutrition, and we need to have our voices heard on this important farm and food bill.
We need you to tell Congress how important these food, agriculture and nutrition programs are to you and for our country. Would you take two minutes and send an email to your Senators using the Grassroots Manager?
Many thanks, in advance, for your efforts!
Ethan A. Bergman, PhD, RDN, CD, FADA