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Wednesday, December 13, 2017
SB 385: Implementing LTC Diet Order Writing Privileges »
Now that SB 385 has been signed by the Governor, how does one implement diet order writing privileges in long-term care fa...
Monday, December 4, 2017
SB 385 Signed Into Law »
Great news!  Thursday, 11/30/17, Governor Walker signed SB 385 into law.  This means doctors may now delegate di...
Monday, November 20, 2017
Government Affairs Update - November »
Senate Bill 385 Passes Both Houses of the State Legislature! On Tuesday, November 7th the Wisconsin State Senate pas...
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Diet Order Writing Privileges and RDNs »
Update: SB 385 relating to therapeutic diet order writing for dietitians in long-term care  has officially pa...
Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Government Affairs Update from the Academy »
FDA’s Proposed Delay of Nutrition Facts Label Compliance Raises Academy’s concerns The Academy is in the proc...
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Important Congressional Issues Require Your Action »
As a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, please urge your policymakers to support legislation that protects...
Thursday, September 21, 2017
Legislative Action Alert!! »
Please Contact Your Legislators and Tell Them to OPPOSE Assembly Bill 369/Senate Bill 288 and Assembly Bill 370/Senate Bil...
Monday, September 18, 2017
Government Affairs Update - September »
Budget Update and Bill Tracking Late in the evening on Wednesday, September 13, the Wisconsin State Assembly passed t...
Monday, September 11, 2017
Advocacy Day Planning Committee Forming »
  Calling all members and students interested in joining the Advocacy Day Planning Committee! This is a great way t...
Friday, September 8, 2017
Nutrition Education Act (AB 215) »
  The Nutrition Education Act (AB 215) was well supported Thursday (9/7/17) at the State Capitol.  School Nut...
Wednesday, September 6, 2017
AB 473 Well Supported at the Capitol! »
  WAND would like to thank all  seven  RDNs who testified in support of AB 473 Tuesday (9/5/17)&nbs...
Tuesday, August 29, 2017
Grassroots and Lobbyist Efforts Making a Difference »
On Thursday, August 24th, the Assembly Committee on Regulatory and Licensing Reform and Senate Committee on Public Benefit...
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Legislative Action Alert »
Please support WAND and testify on behalf of Senate Bill 385 at the Capitol!   For those of you who want...
Monday, July 24, 2017
LRB 2818 and Other Legislative Matters »
  Early this week, LRB 2818 was introduced by Rep. Joan Ballweg (R-Markesan) and Sen. Patrick Testin (R-Steve...
Monday, June 19, 2017
WAND Government Affairs Update »
  Although state law requires the budget to be finalized by June 30, each passing day makes it look more and more...
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Participate in the Prevention Fund "Virtual" Advocacy Day on June 15! »
The Academy is participating as a partner on Thursday, June 15 th and is asking all members to register and attend....
Monday, May 15, 2017
WAND Government Affairs Update »
Biennial Budget Update Things are very busy and happening fast in the State Capitol. Agency briefings were complete...
Thursday, March 16, 2017
WAND Members Meet with Lawmakers for Legislative Advocacy Day »
On Wednesday, March 15, WAND members joined forces with members of SNA-WI at the State Capitol for a joint Legislative Adv...
Thursday, March 16, 2017
Academy Action Alert »
  To honor National Nutrition Month 2017, a  congressional resolution  celebrating the Academy’s Cent...
Friday, March 10, 2017
Action Alert - Support LRB 2340, the Nutrition Education Act »
Please support LRB 2340, the Nutrition Education Act The Nutrition Education Act (LRB 2340) was recently intr...
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Government Affairs Update »
Governor Walker Introduces 2017-2019 Biennial Budget   There is plenty of activity taking place right now...
Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Wisconsin Law Conflicts with CMS Rule Change »
Last year, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) updated rule 42 CFR to improve the public health and sa...
Tuesday, December 20, 2016
Government Affairs Update - December »
Over the past month, State Assembly Speaker Robin Vos (R-Rochester) has been hard at work organizing the Assembly for the...
Monday, November 21, 2016
Wisconsin State Legislature Holds Leadership Elections »
The Wisconsin State Legislature is already back in action with each caucus electing their leadership for the 2017-2019 Leg...
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
Action Alert »
Registered dietitian nutritionists play a critical role in addressing malnutrition, let’s be sure our policy makers hear o...
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
Diabetes Commission Bill Passes Another Hurdle En Route to Passage »
Thanks to the support of the Academy and our partners in the Diabetes Advocacy Alliance, today the full Energy and Commerc...
Monday, September 19, 2016
DHS requests $452 million increase for Medicaid in 2017-'19 biennium »
September 16, Wisconsin Health News  The Department of Health Services is requesting an increase of $452 million...
Monday, September 19, 2016
Wisconsin State Agency Budget Requests: Dietitian Affiliated Credentialing Board Remains Intact »
On Thursday, September 15 th , Wisconsin state agencies presented Governor Walker with their 2017-2019 budget requests. &n...
Thursday, August 11, 2016
Wisconsin Primary Election Results »
Election season has officially arrived in Wisconsin. Voters headed to the polls yesterday to cast their ballots in partisa...
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Hospital privileges for Wisconsin RDNs to go into effect on July 1 »
In just 10 days – on Friday, July 1, 2016 – Wisconsin RDNs who work in hospital settings will be authorized to order patie...
Thursday, May 26, 2016
Action Alert - Child Nutrition and Hunger Programs in the Senate »
Your Senators need to know that their constituents strongly support the bi-partisan Child Nutrition Integrity and Access A...
Tuesday, April 5, 2016
Gov. Walker Signs Dietetic Internship Bill into Law »
Nearly two years ago, WAND went to work to find a legislative solution to Wisconsin’s pending RDN workforce shortage and t...
Monday, March 21, 2016
WAND Joint Legislative Advocacy Day a huge success »
On Wednesday, March 16, over 120 members from WAND and the School Nutrition Association of Wisconsin (SNA-WI) came togethe...
Friday, February 26, 2016
Legislature approves WAND's Dietetic Internship Bill »
Great news! The Wisconsin Legislature has passed the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Dietetic Internship Bill with overw...
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
WIC Dietetic Internship Bill wins key legislative committee approval »
Feb. 2, 2016   The Wisconsin Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ top state legislative priority – the WIC...

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