Action Alerts

CAND Members, we need your immediate assistance! There are 2 available Action Alerts and we need your help!

1. Support Improving Child Nutrition Integrity and Access Act of 2016

It is urgent that your member of Congress hears from you today! We need your voice to take the next step in the Senate, to help support healthy meals and nutrition education for hungry children. Child Nutrition Programs provide nutrition to millions of children as well as providing thousands of jobs for Academy members. These programs include: Nutrition Education, WIC program, School Meals, Summer Food Service Program, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Farm to School.
We need you to take Action Today. Tell your Senators to support these by voting to pass the Improving Child Nutrition Integrity and Access Act of 2016. Two minutes of your time means a lifetime of health for these children.


 2. Treat and Reduce Obesity Act of 2015

The Treat and Reduce Obesity Act of 2015 offers simple clinically- and cost-effective solutions to the obesity epidemic and ensures that Medicare patients have access to the best possible care at only a fraction of the cost. The bill removes unnecessary barriers, which will allow a variety of qualified, effective practitioners, such as registered dietitian nutritionists, bariatricians, and clinical psychologists, to effectively treat obesity through intensive behavioral therapy (IBT). The bill also authorizes coverage for FDA-approved weight loss medications that complement IBT.

Please show your support for these programs by TAKE ACTION NOW!
It takes only a few minutes!  It is urgent that your Representative hears from you this week.

Check out this page for the most recent Action Alerts from the Academy and how YOU can help make a difference!

Please read below for how to access action alerts through the Academy.

Log on to and go to:
Members–>public policy–>take action–>grassroots manager

Here are a few suggestions to assist you with participating in the Action Alert(s):
1. Click on the blue “Take Action” button on the right side of US Capitol or flag picture below.
2. Complete your contact information. Be sure to select a prefix from the pop-down list such as Dr., Ms., Mr. or Mrs. All boxes with a red asterisk must be completed.
3. If you are not seeing the list of message recipients, click on the “Not seeing your recipients? click here” line. Your members of Congress should appear.
4. Once complete, click the green “Take Action” tab on the lower right side of the screen.

Please take action today! If you experience any problems, please contact Teresa Nece at