Public Policy

PA Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Licensure Update

Jeanne Walsh Smith, MS, RDN, CSG, LDN
May 12, 2023

Licensure Background

Pennsylvania Registered Dietitian Nutritionists have enjoyed licensure for two decades. Achieving that goal was a process that dietitians in PA fought hard for over many years. 

So, you might be wondering, if we are already licensed, why are we working so hard on getting new licensure legislation through the Pennsylvania House and Senate?

The answer has to do with the scope of our current license. Read on to find out why PA dietitians are fighting to make our license even better.

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Voter Participation Landing Page

8-27-15-online-voter-registration-jpgElections Overview

The most important part of participating in the election is being registered to vote. You can register to vote the day after any primary or general election through to 30 days before the next primary or next general election.

Please go to to check that you are registered to vote and, if not, to register.   If you are registered and your name or address or political party has changed, you need to update this information.

Follow this procedure to be sure you can participate in the next election. Read More

Take Your Legislature to Work Day


State and district public policy chairs set up appointments with legislators for members/constituents in a variety of locations.  For “State Legislative Day”, held in Harrisburg, members/constituents meet their state representatives and state senators (or aides and staff) in their office in the Main Capitol, the East Wing, the Irvis Building or the Ryan Building.  For the “Public Policy Workshop” held in Washington, DC, a similar strategy is followed for appointments held in the Canon or Rayburn House Office Buildings.  Read More


Reimbursement Report: Let’s Work Together

By Jennifer Doane, MS, RD, CSSD, LDN, ATC / LVDA, Reimbursement Chair

When we stand as individuals we can accomplish many great things. However, when individuals stand together the outcomes can be amazing! One area of our chosen field that would greatly benefit our entire profession through a pooling of resources is the area of reimbursement. Read More

Public Policy Resources


PA Department of State – Commissions, Elections & Legislation

Approved Forms of Photo ID for Voting

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