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Nutrition Standards Called into Question at Border Detainment Facilities

      The immigration policies of the Trump Administration have been met with controversy, sparking a national debate that has evoked strong opinions on both sides of the issue. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics does not have a position or policy stance regarding immigration; however, the food and nutrition practices at border facilities have become a topic of interest for Academy members, leading to advocacy on the issue.
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      Biography

      H. Martin is director of legislative and government affairs, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Washington, DC.

      Biography

      J. Blankenship is vice president of policy initiatives and advocacy, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Washington, DC.