Legislative Advocacy Day

Join SNA-WI and WAND for the 2017 Legislative Advocacy Day!

You are invited to join other nutrition professionals across Wisconsin for the 2017 Legislative Advocacy Day. SNA-WI and Wisconsin Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (WAND) have come together for the third year of Joint Legislative Advocacy Day.

Members who attend the event will have an opportunity to meet with their state legislators to discuss key nutrition policies and legislative priorities. Participating members will also hear from high-level speakers, take part in issue briefings, and legislative advocacy training.


Madison Club
5 East Wilson Street
Madison, Wisconsin  53703
United States



8:15 AM               Check-In, Networking and Breakfast
8:50 AM              Welcome from Sarah Agena – WAND President – and Caitlin Harrison – SNA-WI Legislative Committee Chair
9:00 AM              Legislative Advocacy Presentation, WAND and SNA-WI Lobbyist – Tim Hoven
9:30 AM              Senator Roger Roth (District 19) – Introduction from Tim Hoven
9:45 AM              Representative Dianne Hesselbein (District 79) – Introduction from Dan Carpenter
10:00 AM            PAC and Action Alert Presentation – Cassie Vanderwall and Julie Haase – WAND Public Policy Coordinator
10:15 AM            Break
10:25 AM            Issue Briefing – WAND and SNA-WI Lobbyists Dan Carpenter and Erik Kanter
11:15 AM            Legislative Meeting Preparation (Role-Playing, 2-minute scenarios, Q&A) – Hoven Consulting 
11:30 AM            Legislative Meeting Practice
11:40 AM            Closing Remarks from Advocacy Day Committee Chair – Catherine Mussatti – WAND State Policy Representative
11:45 AM            Lunch
12:30 PM            Depart for Capitol
12:45 PM            Group Photo Outside Assembly Chambers (Second Floor West Wing) Reserved Room (225 NW)
1:00 PM              Legislative Meetings (Rounds at 1:00 PM, 1:30 PM, 2:00 PM, 2:30 PM)

Taste of Advocacy Day - Webinar Presentations

Advocacy Day Introduction
Cassandra Vanderwall, MS, RD, CD, CDE, CPT, LDN

Legislative Advocacy Training for Future RDNs
Michael Welsh, JD - Hoven Consulting, Inc. 

Preparing Your Elevator Speech
Denice Nycz, RD, CSG, CD, HFS