Government Affairs


The Government Affairs Committee is responsible for developing and implementing comprehensive and effective government affairs strategies for ANFP at both the federal and state levels.

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The Association of Nutrition & Foodservice Professionals Political Action Committee (ANFP-PAC) is a member-sponsored political action fund which supports Federal congressional candidates who care about the ANFP mission and the work our members do. ANFP-PAC is the tool by which our Association builds its strength in Washington and expands our visibility among elected officials.

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Advocacy Tools

As a result of the new CMS regulations, congressional legislation is no longer needed to establish training and certification requirements for the Director of Food and Nutrition Services. The focus is now on implementing the CMS regulations at the state level. These tools will provide you with the current states that recognize the CDM, CFPP credential, a map of each state’s LTC statistics and ANFP member count and direct links to your state’s Governor.

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Federal CMS Regulations for CDM, CFPPs

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is the federal agency responsible for administering requirements governing long-term care facilities. In October 2016, CMS released a comprehensive update of the regulations to reflect advances in theory and practice of service, delivery, and safety for LTC residents, including a section newly defined as Food and Nutrition Services.

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State Regulations

Dietary staffing requirements and sanitation credentialing requirements vary by state and by facility type. Find out more about your state's regulations.

The majority of states have enacted laws which regulate the practice of dietetics. These laws may define what tasks may be performed ONLY by a qualified dietitian. If you practice dietary management in these states, it is important that you understand the regulations.

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