Ask Your Members of Congress to Co-sponsor the EAT for Health and ENRICH Acts

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Please take a minute to ask your Representative to sign on as a co-sponsor of the EAT for Health and ENRICH Acts. We have provided some text for you, but we encourage you to personalize your message to make it stand out. If you decide to write your own email, please be polite and encouraging. Here are some talking points:

  • I am writing as a constituent to urge you to sign on as a co-sponsor of the EAT for Health Act and the ENRICH Act.
  • The need to improve and increase medical nutrition education has been cited by professional groups, scientific publications, and a congressional mandate.
  • Seven out of ten deaths among Americans each year are from chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer, and diabetes that can be prevented and treated through proper nutrition and other lifestyle changes.
  • The vast majority of physicians feel that nutrition counseling should be part of primary care visits, but very few feel qualified to offer it.
  • A recent survey found that U.S. medical schools are providing less and less nutrition education, and the majority hardly provide any hours in nutrition. Only 27 percent provide the minimum 25 hours of nutrition education recommended by the National Academies of Science, a decrease from 38 percent in 2004.
  • Please sign on as a co-sponsor of the EAT for Health and ENRICH Acts and do everything you can to ensure their passage.

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