Dietitians’ influence runs deep. How can we be more impactful in our advocacy on behalf of our clients, communities and the profession? This session will empower attendees to take practical steps to address food, nutrition and health system issues with decision-makers at the local, provincial/territorial and federal levels. Using a case study approach and recent real-life scenarios, our speakers, including an elected official, will share principles of advocacy; guidance on recognizing opportunities for engaging with decision-makers; and tools and resources to help dietitians influence policy change.
Please note: This presentation references Dietitians of Canada's Advocacy Toolkit as a tool for members. This toolkit is currently under review and not available. Please contact email@example.com for more information.
Host: DC Public Affairs and Member Engagement Team
Date of presentation: June 2019, DC National Conference
- Jennifer Buccino MEd, RD is the Regional Executive Director for Ontario with Dietitians of Canada in Toronto, ON.
- Leslie Whittington-Carter MHS, RD is the Public Affairs Manager, Dietitians of Canada
- Video presentation (88 minutes) with the presentation slides and handouts (pdf)
- Audio file (mp3 file)
Cost: $19.95 for members; $24.95 for non-members; $14.95 for students
BONUS! The following CDFR research presentation is included in this recording:
Dietitian advocacy issues over the past 25 years: Survey results, by Paula Brauer