The purpose of this blog is to bridge the worlds of policy and nutrition. Follow Nutripolicy if you are interested in the many connections between government policy and the foods that we put into our bodies every day!
Welcome to Nutripolicy! Here you will find information on a range of topics from current nutrition legislative efforts to sustainable agriculture. Current and upcoming policy changes and professional opinions on possible future policy issues related to food and nutrition will be discussed. Other nutrition-related policy already set in place, but still not yet fully understood will also be addressed. I’m going to do my best to keep it focused on the federal aspects of nutrition policy, but there are a lot of exciting new changes coming in Massachusetts (where I’m from) and Tennessee (where I currently live), so no promises! I will also try to include a few earth-friendly recipes here and there!
To discuss topics in the fields of nutrition and public policy in a way that’s more interesting and readable than the thick and dense legislative documents themselves.
Who am I?
My name is Patty and I’m a graduate student in dietetics at Framingham State University in Massachusetts. I have been working on my M.S. in Dietetics and Human Nutrition, focusing on Media and Education Technology. In August, I started a Dietetic Internship at Lipscomb University in Nashville, TN and am attempting to balance this with my graduate work in MA. Nutripolicy will help me stay up-to-date on various issues I hope to have the opportunity to work on once I’ve completed all of these things. Hopefully, it will help keep you informed as well!
Why am I doing this?
I was first introduced to the many problems in the world of nutrition policy as an undergraduate student of political science. I learned a lot about the power of the food industry and the lack of adequate help for hungry and homeless people. At this point, I became very aware of food regulations in schools and hospitals and how all of these things tie together. This blog is my small way of addressing some of these issues.
Feel free to email me with any questions or requests!