GNYDA's Public Policy Co-Chair Michelle Brenseke, and student fellow Amey Shue, co-organized a lobby day visit to our beautiful state capital with NYSAND's lobbyist Heather Evans who scheduled meetings with several legislators from the attendees districts.
The small, but passionate group of RDNs and dietetic interns spoke with their legislators from both the senate and assembly. They were successful in their efforts to introduce our profession, and gain support and potential co-sponsorship for the Therapeutic Diet Ordering TDO Bill. They also had the wonderful opportunity to thank Assemblywoman Jaffee for her support and sponsorship for both TDO and Licensure Bills.
Lobby Day Group 2019- Michelle, Katy, Keisha, Maja, & Amey
Maja & Katy meeting with their Brooklyn district Senator Staffer
On The Floor waiting to speak to Assemblywoman Catherine Nolan
Michelle & Amey meeting with Assemblywoman Catherine Nolan - their Queen's district Assemblywoman- Possible co-sponsor for TDO bill
Thanking Assemblywoman Jaffee for her support. She is passionate about health via proper nutrition care and education.