Advocacy/Public Affairs

Background


Advocacy/Public Affairs Background 

 
Importance of Topic to Practice
The World Health Organization defines advocacy as "a combination of individual and social actions designed to gain political commitment, policy support, social acceptance and system support for a particular health goal or programme" (1). Within the context of dietetics, advocacy is often used to protect or advance the rights of our clients/patients, and our communities, to strengthen the role of nutrition and nutrition professionals within the
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