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Advocacy Day Success!

Wednesday, March 14, 2018  
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On Wednesday, March 7th, WAND members joined forces with members of SNA-WI at the State Capitol for a joint Legislative Advocacy Day. Attendance reached capacity at 130 participants! It was a full day that allowed members to meet and network with other industry professionals and included welcomes from Rep. Joan Ballweg (R-District 41) and Sen. Lena Taylor (D-District 4). There were advocacy and lobbying presentations by Hoven Consulting and Catherine Mussatti, WAND State Policy Representative, and the group gathered for a photo inside the Capitol before meeting with legislators. During the meetings, members talked about their profession as well as current legislative issues that included lobbying in support of RDN certification, the Dietitians Affiliated Credentialing Board (DACB), and School Breakfast Program funding. The group met with 71 legislative offices, over half the legislature, which is very impressive! Thank you to all who participated in this very important day that our profession and community depends on!