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"ASPHN has meant so much to me in my career"

At the ASPHN Annual Meeting June 8 - 10 in Minneapolis, Sue Foerster received the 2014 ASPHN Excellence in Advocacy Award.  In accepting her award, Sue said," ASPHN has meant so much to me in my career.  The Association is a vitally important professional support system."  ASPHN thanks and congratulates Sue and all of our ASPHN Annual Award recipients!

 
What's New in Public Health Nutrition

Evaluation for Transformation: A Cross-Sectoral Evaluation Framework for Farm to School

CDC's "Vital Signs: Progress on Children Eating More Fruit, Not Vegetables"

Voices for Healthy Kids Toolkit

Supporting Nursing Moms at Work: Employer Solutions

Healthy Eating & Lifestyle Resource Center

Consensus Statement on Sodium

Promoting Health Through Local School Wellness Policies

Evaluating Policy and Environmental Change Interventions

Childhood Obesity Prevention Toolkit for Rural Communities

 

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

ASPHN 2013 – 2014 Annual Report

ASPHN Annual Meeting Newsletter June 2014

ASPHN May 2014 Newsletter

ASPHN April 2014 Newsletter

ASPHN March 2014 Newsletter

 
News from ASPHN

Check out our newest success stories highlighting our members' great work!  Now posted is our profile of Leslie Lewis and her work to improve nutrition and physical activity in Louisiana's early care and education centers.  A second new story highlights Lisa Richards and her team's project to increase the nutrition counseling skills of New Hampshire's community health center and home visiting program staff.

ASPHN is pleased and proud to announce the completion of our CDC-approved water project: The State Health Agency's Role in Increasing Access to Drinking Water.  We hope you will take time to get to know all about it.  ASPHN sincerely thanks the many people who made this project happen so successfully!

At ASPHN, we like to share our members' successes!  Our newest success stories profile two projects to improve nutrition and physical activity in early care and education centers: Patrice Isabella's TOP Star Program in Utah and Christine Twait's Twist and Sprout Program in Minnesota.  We also feature Donna McDuffie and her work in Minnesota on the Healthy Beverages in Health Care Project.

ASPHN has developed a new tool for State Fruit & Vegetable Nutrition Coordinators called the Safe Use of Salad Bars in Schools modifiable fact sheet. Click here to learn more about this resource and how you can use it in your state.
 
Did you know that ASPHN has a Facebook page?  We want you to "Like" us!

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 Board of Directors
Meeting Summaries

The ASPHN Board of Directors met on June 8, 2014. The Board:

Welcomed one new Expanded Member: Roberta Burstein-Markel (NY) and one new Associate member: Sarah Eichberger (MI);

Authorized Heidi Scarpitti as ASPHN President to approve and submit final comments by August 26, provided by the MCH Nutrition Council, on the Title V Maternal and Child Health Block Grant 3.0 planned changes;

Approved the Donations and Annual Meeting Vendors Policy and Procedure and the Donations Compliance Team Policy and Procedure;

Authorized Heidi Scarpitti and Joan Atkinson to write a letter of support and/or a letter of commitment for the companies and organizations requesting such a letter and that are applying for solicitation number RFP 2014-N-16457, “Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion – Training, Translation, and Dissemination and Program Support.”

Click on Full Story to view the July 2014 Board meeting minutes. FULL STORY

 
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