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Association of State Public Health Nutritionists

ASPHN is seeking an evaluation consultant.  We are looking for help in evaluating our Healthy Places for Kids to Eat grant and our five-year cooperative agreement award. 

What's New in Public Health Nutrition

ChangeLab Solutions' Healthy Food Retail Strategies Webinars

Selling Local Food to Schools: A Resource for Producers

USDA Foods: A Resource for Buying Local

Creating Healthy Communities 2013 Success Stories

The 2014 Healthy Lunchtime Challenge

Supporting and Promoting Breastfeeding in Health Care Settings

10 Tips Nutrition Sheets

Order Up Healthy

Caring for Infants and Toddlers in Early Care and Education

Healthy Stores, Healthy Community


ASPHN Vision & Mission

Our vision is to create new environmental norms where healthy eating and active living are the easy and natural choices for all Americans.

Our mission: The Association of State Public Health Nutritionists (ASPHN) develops leaders in public health nutrition who strengthen policy, programs and environments making it possible for everyone to make healthy food choices and achieve healthy, active lifestyles.

News from ASPHN

Registration is now open for the ASPHN Annual Meeting, June 8 - 10 in Minneapolis, MN!

ASPHN's Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Nutrition Council recently published MCH Nutrition Success Stories!

ASTPHND is now the Association of State Public Health Nutritionists!  

ASPHN now has a New Member Welcome Packet.  As an existing member, you may want to review the brochure and access the form on the last page to tell us how you would like to get involved in ASPHN!

ASPHN has developed tools to make it easy for you to talk about the Association's important work to your colleaguesClick here to view ASPHN's seven Key Messages, a Powerpoint presentation that includes tips and ideas for how you can incorporate the Key Messages into your conversations, and a "Cheat Sheet" that can help you remember the Key Messages.ASPHN's Obesity Prevention Nutrition Council Steering Committee has prepared a summary of CDC's new four domain framework for coordinating the categorical, disease-specific programs


In Case You Missed It..... More News from ASPHN

ASPHN April 2014 Newsletter

ASPHN March 2014 Newsletter

ASTPHND 2012 – 2013 Annual Report

ASPHN Board of Directors
Meeting Summaries

The ASPHN Board of Directors met on April 11, 2014. The Board:

Welcomed three new Expanded Members: Chantel Hormuth (FL), Cheryl Metheny (IL) & Laura Saperstein (DE) and a new Associate Member: Jill Camber Davidson (WI);

In the past month, ASPHN has taken the following advocacy actions:

  • Signed on to the Coalition for Health Funding’s letter to protect 302(b) funding
  • Endorsed the healthy meeting tool-kit as a NANA resource.
  • Signed on to CSPI’s letter to the Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee Chairmen expressing concern about the inclusion of report language in the 2014 Consolidated Appropriations Act that directed USDA to provide a waiver for the 2014-15 school year to any school district that incurs increased costs in order to comply with the updated nutrition standards for school breakfasts and for snacks and beverages (competitive foods) sold in schools.
  • Signed on to the Pew Trusts Letter in support for funding for FDA’s food safety work and combat foodborne illness
  • Submitted comments on Proposed Rule on Professional Standards for all school nutrition employees;
The Board approved the following association changes that will result in amended Bylaws:
  • Added tribal organizations to the official public health agency list for Designees
  • Added language to require that the appointed Designee is in the state public health agency
  • Changed Expanded Members to include members of state departments of health, human services, education, agriculture and aging, as long as members meet the definition of Expanded Member
  • Changed Associate Members to allow representation on the Board through an elected council position;
ASPHN awarded scholarships to two graduate students to attend the 2014 Annual Meeting. The Board approved Takako Tagami to raise funds to offer a scholarship of partial support to a third graduate student.

The ASTHO Health Equity Subcommittee will end and health equity will be part of the ASTHO health reform group.  ASPHN will request to remain part of the new group. FULL STORY

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