Day at the Statehouse


Day at the Statehouse, Wednesday, March 9th, 2022.

Event Agenda

9:00 am – 9:05 am 

Welcome and Opening Remarks – IAND State Policy Representative

9:05 am – 9:10 amProclamations for National Nutrition Month & Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day – Governor Eric R. Holcomb

9:10 am – 9:30 am – Current Bills that Impact Dietitians

Emily Weikert Bryant, Executive Director, Feeding Indiana’s Hungry

9:30 am – 9:50 am – Bill Website Training

Nicky Harrison, Government Relations & Public Policy Manager, United Way

9:50 am – 10:30 am – Filing Claims of Harm

Martha McClurg, MPH, RD, LD

10:30 am – 11:00 am  – Understanding Our Political Action Committee (PAC)

Brenda Richardson, MA, RDN, LD, FAND

11:00 am – 11:30 amKeynote Speaker – Congressman Baird

Why Your Story is Important to Legislators

11:30 am – 11:45 amPolicy Deep Dive

Breakout Sessions to Learn More: Practice Telling Your Story

Q&A with Brian and Michelle

11:45 am – 12:00 pm

Policy Award Presentation – Samantha Schafer – live presentation

Closing Remarks – IAND President

Day at the Statehouse 2022 Recording

CPE Certificate 


IAND hosts a Day at the Statehouse each year to celebrate Registered Dietitians and National Nutrition Month.  The purpose of the gathering is to meet with legislators to discuss and promote the importance of the RDN and pertinent legislation to improve the health of Hoosiers through food and nutrition. RDNs, dietetic students, and interns from around the state gather for a day of education on policy issues, networking with state partners, and advocacy.

Day at the Statehouse, 2021 Flyer