CHICAGO, July 3, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics initiated and led a collaborativeof more than a dozen health organizations in strongly encouraging the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to ensure the mental and physical well-being of children affected by its immigration policy.
At the request of the Academy, the organizations
"Nutrition services provided by registered dietitian nutritionists and nutrition and dietetic technicians, registered are essential components of comprehensive care for children in these facilities," said Mary Russell, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics' 2018-2019 President.
In addition to the Academy, the health organizations signing the letter are:
According to the letter:
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is the world's largest organization of food and nutrition professionals. The Academy is committed to improving the nation's health and advancing the profession of dietetics through research, education and advocacy. Visit the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics at www.eatright.org.
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