VII. Conclusion


You should now have a pretty good understanding of public policy and how it relates to the world of nutrition.  Hopefully, you have found the relevance and are motivated to get involved.  There are so many organizations already working to achieve amazing things and they could all use your help!

Here are a few:

National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition

Feeding America

American Heart Association

National Action Against Obesity

Please feel free to email me with any questions or comments regarding this learning module.  I would be more than happy to elaborate on something for you if needed.  Thank you for participating!

You are now ready to move on to the post-test section of this learning module.  Please remember, you will not be graded.  PLEASE DO NOT GO BACK INTO THE CONTENT OF THIS LEARNING MODULE TO FIND ANSWERS AND DO NOT USE OUTSIDE SOURCES. You should complete the post-test using what you already know ONLY.

Links for Further Learning:

These are just some useful links for those who want to explore beyond this module.  There is a lot more information out there than I can give to you in a short learning module like this one.  I strongly encourage you to take a look at some of these links, as well as some from each learning section.

Food Politics

This is a fantastic blog written by one of the most popular writers in nutrition public policy.  She has the ability to make anything readable and understandable, no matter how complex it may be.

Food and Nutrition Policy from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Click here to find information on current hot topics in public policy, health disparities among a range of populations, laws enacted at the local, state, and federal level, and a handful of resources to use for further information.

Nutrition Policy from the Center for Science in the Public Interest

Here you will find a wealth of information on how an understanding of public policy and related processes can be an essential tool for Registered Dietitians and other health professionals, as well as statistics on obesity rates, diseases related to diet, and costs associated with these preventable conditions.

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