Public Policy Committee
Upcoming Public Policy Events
Overview: The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) is committed to improving the nation's health and advancing the profession through research, education and advocacy. Advocacy is critical to achieving the mission, vision, goals and strategies outlined in the Academy's Strategic Plan Roadmap. Public policy significantly influences legislation on a state and federal level. Our members are empowered to be directly involved with CA Academy and AND in efforts to improve food, nutrition and health policy.
Resources Provided by the Public Policy Committee
Gator Groceries was created as a direct response to provide more resources to SF State students to combat food insecurity. It includes the Associated Students Food Pantry and the Associated Students Food Cupboard.
- Associated Students Food Pantry:
- The Associated Students Food Pantry application is free and open to all San Francisco State University Students. In collaboration with the SF-Marin Food Bank, the food pantry provides 6-10 fresh produce items, 1 grain item, and 1 protein item. The Food Pantry is open every Monday during the academic year from 12:30pm-3:00pm and located in the Student Life Events Center (Annex 1). For additional questions please contact: email@example.com
- Associated Students Food Cupboard
- The Associated Students Food Cupboard application is free and open to all San Francisco State University Students. Dry goods and snacks, such as canned beans, canned soups, granola bars, trail mix, and fruits cups, are provided. The Food Cupboard is open every Wednesday and Thursday during the academic year at the Pyramid next to Jack Adams Hall Cesar Chavez Student Center from 1pm-7pm. For additional questions please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
- CalFresh Assistance
- Students at SFSU can utilize CalFresh to help pay for groceries. CalFresh is a part of SNAP (Supplemental Food Assistance Program), which is a federally funded assistance program that helps low-income individuals buy healthy food. The monthly benefits are provided on an EBT card. To learn more about if you qualify and about the application process, click here or you can visit the Health Promotion and Wellness office during drop-in hours located in Village at Centennial Square, Building A, Room 1.
The Public Health/Community Nutrition dietetic practice group (DPG) is a group of Academy members who are involved in research, policy, education, program planning and evaluation, and direct care and consultation services in the United States and abroad. Their goal is to serve the public through nutrition, health, and well-being by working in partnership with community leaders, health professionals, and key stakeholders. Click below to learn more about this dietetic practice group and to join.
- The Public Health/Community Nutrition dietetic practice group website: https://www.phcnpg.org/
Masters in Public Administration at SFSU
Dietetic Internships that Include Public Policy or Public Health
- Comprehensive list of dietetic internships (non-master’s) that have a public health/community nutrition emphasis
- California: CSU Sacramento
- Emphasis: Advocacy and Public Policy, Disease Management/Health Promotion
- Website: http://www.csus.edu/facs/di/
- New York: Daemon College
- Emphasis: Public Health
- This program is a Candidate for Accreditation, please check their website to see updates on their accreditation status.
- Website: https://www.daemen.edu/academics/areas-study/dietetic-internship
- Pennsylvania: Immaculata University
- Emphasis: Cultural Competence and Diversity in Dietetics
- Website: http://www.immaculata.edu/academics/departments/nutrition_and_dietetics/Dietetic_Internship
- Puerto Rico Department of Health:
- Emphasis: Community Nutrition Education
- It isn’t public health specifically, but you would be working through the department of health.
- Website: http://www.salud.gov.pr/Dept-de-Salud/Pages/Unidades-Operacionales/Internado-de-Diet%C3%A9tica.aspx
For those of you who missed our January 2018 meeting, here is the presentation from Pat Booth, and handouts from the California Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics about their stance on public policy issues.