ASN Health and Nutrition Policy Newsletter
ASN is committed to keeping members informed of timely updates on relevant congressional and regulatory activities impacting nutrition research, as well as directing members to research opportunities and facilitating the nomination of qualified ASN members to serve on federal advisory committees.
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ASN offers a wealth of resources to help members become advocates for nutrition research, in addition to sharing the Society’s formal communications to Congress and various federal agencies to serve as talking points for members. Regular advocacy updates are communicated via the Society’s Health and Nutrition Policy Newsletter, distributed semi-monthly to members.
Advocacy Tips and Primers
The Legislative Action Center can help you quickly locate your Member of Congress and also learn more about his or her voting record on biomedical research-related issues.
Become an Advocate contains everything you need to plan and conduct a congressional visit: including templates for meeting requests and follow-up letters; printable, state-specific “leave behind” materials and customizable talking points on biomedical research.
ASN Advocacy Workshop
Held during the 2011 ASN Scientific Sessions and Annual Meeting, this workshop provided for ASN members interested in conducting nutrition research advocacy featured up-to-date information on the current policy environment and best practices for outreach to policy makers from a panel of previous and current congressional staffers. See the presentation from FASEB’s legislative team for more information.
ASN, through its membership in The Osteoarthritis Action Alliance, created pamphlets to assist individuals affected by excess weight who are experiencing joint pain.
Dietary Guidelines Alliance It’s All About You Toolkit