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Advocacy News
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...
Monday, January 11, 2016
WAND Action Alert »
Dear WAND member: Legislation was recently unveiled in the State Capitol (LRB-3089) by Senator Duey Stroebel (R) a...
Thursday, October 29, 2015
Action Alert »
Please urge your legislators to co-sponsor the Dietetic Internship Bill   As a practicing RDN and W...
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Help to Make the 2016 Advocacy Day a Success! »
WAND's Public Policy and Advocacy Committee is looking for volunteers to join their Advocacy Day Planning Committee. The w...
Monday, September 14, 2015
Action Alert »
Congress will soon be debating the merits of child nutrition programs, including WIC, School Meals, Summer Food Service Pr...
Monday, July 27, 2015
Bill seeks to regulate complementary and alternative healthcare practitioners »
July 21, Wisconsin Health News Physician groups oppose a Republican-authored proposal that they say would lessen re...
Thursday, July 2, 2015
Action Alert »
There is a move to defund the Dietary Guidelines in the Agriculture and Health and Human Services Appropriations bills and...
Tuesday, June 17, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Government Affairs Update - June »
It’s a great time to be Registered Dietitian. It’s a wonderful career and a noble professional – one that aims to improv...
Tuesday, June 17, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Summer Public Policy Initiatives »
Academy members who attended WAND’s Legislative Advocacy Day event in March experienced firsthand the power of effective...
Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Action Alert - Healthy School Meals »
Please support our fellow RDNs and DTRs working in school nutrition, to make changes in the school lunch and breakfast m...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Action Alert - Treat and Reduce Obesity Act »
Thank you for all of your advocacy efforts on the Treat and Reduce Obesity Act. As of today, a total of 23,149 letters...
Monday, November 11, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Workplace Wellness Legislation Passes State Senate »
The State Senate passed the "Wisconsin Healthy Jobs Act," Senate Bill 73 on November 5.  The bill, authored by Senat...
Thursday, September 19, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
ACT NOW! Oppose drastic cuts to Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and SNAP-ed »
Treat and Reduce Obesity Act: Support for RDs providing weight management MNT Older Americans Act: An U...
Friday, August 9, 2013
Flurry of Farm Bill Movement before August Recess »
As Congress leaves Washington, D.C., to work in their home districts, the House of Representatives proposed a nutrition-...
Wednesday, July 17, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
House Passes a "Farm Only" Farm Bill »
The House of Representatives has passed a Farm Bill that excludes the nutrition title, which funds critical food assista...
Monday, July 15, 2013   (1 Comment - view/add)
WAND Members Take the SNAP Food Challenge »
The SNAP Challenge gave participants a view of the struggle to obtain adequate food that is faced by millions of low-inc...
Friday, June 28, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
State Releases Plan on Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity »
The Wisconsin Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity State Plan was developed by the Wisconsin Partnership for Activity...
Friday, June 28, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
WAND Leadership Meets with State Health Committee Chair »
Jean Wagner, Megan Waltz, Mike Glasgow and WAND’s new lobbyist Tim Hoven met with Representative Erik Severson (R-Star Lak...
Saturday, June 15, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
WAND Members Take the SNAP/Food Stamp Challenge »
About the SNAP/Food Stamp Challenge The SNAP Challenge gives participants a view of the struggle to obtain adeq...
Tuesday, June 11, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Feeding Seniors and People with Disabilities »
Franken Amendment Would Help Feed Hungry Seniors, People with Disabilities Sen. Al Franken (Minn.) proposed an amendm...

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