Advocacy & Legislative Affairs

The ANFP represents the interests of certified dietary managers and allied foodservice professionals on legislative and regulatory issues that influence public health and the dietary profession.  As experts in foodservice and food safety, certified dietary managers are the cornerstone of the collaborative dietetics profession and instrumental to the health and welfare of patients nationwide. 

The ANFP Legislative Committee plays an integral role in the development and implementation of comprehensive and effective government affairs strategies for the association on both the state and federal level.  Through advocacy, policy development, and public relations, the Legislative Committee and the ANFP staff diligently promote the Association's position on public policy issues important to ANFP members and the public at large.  This work is critical, as we strive to be at the forefront of healthcare policy debates and advance initiatives that specifically impact our members as well as encourage the highest quality of client care.

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Current Issues


▪ Safe Food for Seniors Act would increase recognition of the CDM credential nationwide while ensuring healthy and safe nutrition services for federally-funded skilled nursing facility residents. Currently 17 states recognize the CDM credential as one of the qualifications necessary to be a Foodservice Director in a long-term care and/or hospital facilities. It is our intent to establish this requirement nationwide.


Current stakeholders include:

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