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Helping Grassroots Advocacy Efforts Take Root

      Grassroots advocacy—as the term implies—is a form of advocacy that grows organically and, quite often, spontaneously at the local or regional level. As the leading food and nutrition experts, registered dietitians (RDs) are in a unique position to shape public policy, particularly at the ground level, by participating in a full spectrum of advocacy activities.
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