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 , distributed semi-monthly.
Advocacy Tips and Primers
The can help you quickly locate your Member of Congress and also learn more about his or her voting record on biomedical research-related issues.
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 from FASEB’s legislative team for more information.
ASN, through its membership in , created pamphlets to assist individuals affected by excess weight who are experiencing joint pain.
Dietary Guidelines Alliance Toolkit
ASN’s Committee on Advocacy and Science Policy wants to hear from you! If you have an issue that you believe the Society should consider within its advocacy program or any questions, please contact Sarah D. Ohlhorst, M.S., R.D., Senior Director of Advocacy and Science Policy at sohlhorst@.