The MS-AND Public Policy Committee is working to bring you the latest information on all things policy and advocacy.

The Public Policy Committee continues to meet with stakeholders regarding the Dietitian Licensure Compact. For more information on the compact please visit Be on the lookout for further updates on the Dietitian Licensure Compact from your MS-AND Public Policy Committee.

Action Alerts

Action alerts allow us to bring the public policy issues to the attention of legislators and help to raise awareness and add legitimacy to a particular priority issue. House Bill 177 (Compact Licensure for Dietitians) passed the Full House on March 6, 2024 and it was referred to the Mississippi Senate. Please click the links below for template letters that you can send to your Mississippi Senator in support of dietetic compact licensure legislation. As with all policy and legislation work, it is always helpful to include any personal information and stories you can share about why compact licensure is important to you. Please encourage your friends and family members to also contact their Mississippi Senators to help us get this legislation passed. The letter below also works for non-RDNs.

Letter for Mississippi Senators
Talking points for compact licensure

To find your Mississippi Senator and Mississippi Representative, visit and enter your home address, then click “Find my elected officials”. Step by step instructions can be found here.

Webinar Recording

MS-AND hosted a webinar on January 19, 2024 to provide members and non-members with more information on the Dietitian Licensure Compact. You can view the recording of this webinar below. Please email [email protected] with any questions.

MS-AND: Compact Licensure Information Webinar Recording
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