Advancing Health Through Leadership

Association of State Public Health Nutritionists


At ASPHN, there’s always something going on! Stay connected on all the latest happenings and don’t miss a single opportunity by visiting our home page monthly for updates.


There’s so much to celebrate at ASPHN this month! Given that it’s National Nutrition Month, Women’s History Month, and Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day on March 8, we’d like to honor our own! Over 70 years ago, ASPHN was founded by a group of trailblazing registered dietitians. These women shaped an entire profession and impacted policy decisions that have benefitted millions.



Kara Ghiringhelli, RD, LDN, CLC and Heather Catledge, LDN, CLC are empowering families through the Massachusetts WIC Act Early Program to monitor their children’s developmental milestones and ensure early action on any concerns. Learn about their efforts to train and engage staff and make tracking information accessible and inclusive for all families participating in their state’s WIC Program!



ASPHN’s 2023 Annual Meeting theme and location are finalized and an outstanding agenda is in the works! Mark your calendars now for June 11-13 when we’ll convene at the beautiful Grand Hyatt Denver to make deeper connections and exchange ideas that advance public health nutrition for all. Can’t make it in-person? No problem! A virtual meeting option is also available!



ASPHN’s Annual Awards Program is making it easier than ever to celebrate your team and honor your colleagues! Recognize excellence, leadership and the accomplishments of ANY ASPHN member at any stage of their career with our new streamlined application form. Nominate yourself, another individual, or even a team by March 31st.



ASPHN’s Children’s Healthy Weight CoIIN had a tangible impact on children’s health and nutrition! In 11 states, teams of public health nutritionists innovatively integrated nutrition into Title V MCH Block Grant and other MCH programs. Check out the infographic to learn about the drivers behind this work and get inspired!



At ASPHN, we build leaders in public health nutrition through unique learning and professional growth opportunities and events. Prioritize your career by staying up-to-date on the latest offerings and sign-up for upcoming events through the Sign-Up Corner!



At ASPHN, we strengthen nutrition policy, programs and environments for all people through the development of public health nutrition leaders and the collective action of our members nationwide. To accomplish our mission, we provide state and national leadership on food and nutrition policy, programs and services to our membership. Your active participation in ASPHN can keep you and your state on the cutting edge. Stay abreast of emerging public health nutrition issues and strategies; form new connections and partnerships with others professionals; influence important public policy and strengthen your leadership skills with ASPHN.


Do you perform state-level public health nutrition duties in your state department of health, human services, education, agriculture, aging or tribes? You can join ASPHN at no cost if your state pays annual dues! If you aren’t affiliated at the state-level, you can still join ASPHN! Membership starts at $25 for students and $50 for professionals. Learn More…


ASPHN has members in all U.S. states and territories. Our membership directory lists all of our members, their state, program and contact details. Use the directory to find peers and build connections that will strengthen your own work in public health nutrition. Browse the Directory…


This quick list of opportunities and events helps you make the most of your ASPHN membership. Never miss a sign-up. Simply click on the titles below to access each opportunity!

  • ASPHN Student Representative on the Board
    Be more active in ASPHN and grow in leadership through the board-level position for student members! The one year term runs August 1, 2023 through July 31, 2024. Learn more and apply by March 31 for the position!
  • ASPHN 2023 Annual Meeting
    For the first time in several years you’ll enjoy the camaraderie of your national colleagues as we convene in Denver on June 11-13. Registration is now open! Learn more and sign-up now!
  • Federal Food Policy and the Importance of Connecting with Elected Officials
    Don’t miss this opportunity to learn more about this topic from Lindsey Haynes-Maslow, Ph.D., MHA; Associate Professor, Dept of Health Policy and Management at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. This webinar is scheduled for Monday, April 3, at 2:00 PM ET and brought to you by ASPHN’s Healthy Food, Active Communities Council.
  • Live Member Orientation Call
    If you’re new to ASPHN or want a refresher on all the member opportunities available within the Association, please join us on Wednesday, May 31 at 1:00 PM ET for this Orientation Call! Learn more and sign-up by clicking the link above!
  • Health Equity Internship
    ASPHN’s Health Equity Internship Program offers students a unique opportunity to apply academic and problem-solving skills to real-life work experiences. Students must be enrolled in a public health program within federally designated minority-serving institutions to be eligible for the paid 12-week program. The deadline to apply for the Fall 2023 cohort is June 30th!
  • OPEN CALL – Now Seeking ASPHN Liaisons!
    ASPHN is seeking members who are interested in serving as liaisons to our partner organizations National Salt and Sugar Reduction Initiative, Association of SNAP-Ed Nutrition Networks and Other Implementing Agencies and the U.S. Breastfeeding Committee. ASPHN liaisons are members who volunteer to communicate ASPHN’s mission, programs and activities to partner organizations and provide ASPHN with information about partners’ emerging issues, potential resources, funding opportunities and much more.
  • Apply To Be Featured In the Public Health Nutrition Hall of Fame
    ASPHN has created the Public Health Nutrition Hall of Fame to salute our members’ efforts and help others learn about the value of public health nutrition. Browse our Hall of Fame to see how our members are inspiring change!
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