Public Health/Community Nutrition Practice Group

PHCNPG Dietetic Practice Group

PHCNPG & Academy Public Policy and Advocacy

PHCNPG supports the Academy’s Advocacy efforts. More specifically we engage in advocacy activities that aide PHCNPG’s goal to support members' involvement in public policy and advocacy that most closely align with the Practice Groups mission to empower members to be leaders in the practice of public health nutrition and community nutrition.

“Advocacy is critical to achieving the mission, vision, goals and strategies outlined in the Academy's Strategic Plan Roadmap. Public policy significantly influences and forms the Academy's public image and that of the dietetics profession.

Advocacy within the Academy involves member leaders in the Legislative and Public Policy Committee and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Political Action Committee, affiliate and Dietetic Practice Groups and Member Interest Groups, and thousands of grassroots members. Academy members work on a broad range of issues, improving America's nutrition and health status. Our members are recognized for their contributions and influence in food, nutrition and health policy.”

Excerpted from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Advocacy web page July 15, 2020:

Meet our Policy & Advocacy Leader

Alicia Grove, MS, RD, SNS
Policy and Advocacy Leader for the PHCNPG
2018 - Present

Feel free to contact Alicia ( with questions or concerns regarding Public Policy and Advocacy. Members, click here to login and view Alicia's full bio.





Page Updated: September 8, 2020

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