OPTION 1: Nutrition Policy Assignment
For this option, you are expected to learn about the policy process relating to nutrition or physical activity, andtake an action to influence it.
Step 1. Go to https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/subjects/nutrition_and_diet/6181Look up the list of current food, nutrition or physical activity-related bills on this website. You can even searchfor one using the Search fields. Choose one current food, nutrition or physical activity-related bill that yousupport. Describe the bill in your own words, typed, no more than 500 words; suitable to mail or e-mail, using singlespacing, and 12-font. Answer the following questions in your description:(1) What does the bill aim to do? (2) Who is the target population and what is its significance to that population? (3) How will this bill affect the profession of nutrition and dietetics, the nutritional status of your state (if thebill was introduced in your state) and Americans in general? (4) When was the bill first introduced? By whom? What is its current status?Step 2. Write a letter in your own words, typed, no more than 500 words; suitable to mail or e-mail, using singlespacing, and 12-font, to your senator or assembly member in support of the bill. Answer the following questionsin your letter:(1) What is your name? (2) What do you do? (3) Why do you support this bill? (4) You do you think it is important that this bill is passed?