Advocacy is the act of supporting a cause or proposal with the aim to influence policy and decisions. To advocate is to support, propose, or question topics that are important to us.

Ways to Advocate:

  1. Obtain updates on the issue by signing up for our newsletter sign up page).
  2. Find out how government works and who the players are.
  3. Start making the case for healthy eating and active living.
  4. Attend and participate in candidate forums. When elections approach, candidates for office go into the community for forums and town hall meetings. This is a great time to find out if candidates for office are on children's side.
  5. Vote for child-friendly or health-conscious candidates.
  6. Get in touch with government leaders about your issue: call or write to them, or pay a visit.
  7. Get the word out: for example, by writing a letter to the editor of your local paper.
  8. Build relationships with elected leaders and their staff.
  9. Involve others in the effort--connect your friends with what you care about.
  10. Join our team.