The Policy Committee is ASPHN's voice in promoting and influencing public health nutrition policies. The Committee monitors key national issues that align with the strategic goals of ASPHN. The Committee works with ASPHN members and partner organizations to improve our communication and elevate the visibility of public health nutrition issues. The Committee accomplishes its objectives through education and communication with members, partners, and decision makers. If you'd like to help out with the Policy Committee's efforts, contact Michelle Futrell.
The Policy Committee is focusing on a number of priority areas this year:
• 2015 Dietary Guidelines
• Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act / Child Nutrition Reauthorization
• Prevention and Public Health Fund
• Nutrition, physical activity and obesity prevention funding for state health departments
• Menu labeling regulations
• MCH Block Grant
• Chronic Disease Funding
• Nutrition Facts Label
• 2014 Farm Bill
• Health Equity as it relates to healthy foods.
The Committee works with our partner organizations around the nation on these priority issues, including the Trust for America’s Health, National Alliance for Nutrition and Activity, United Fresh Produce Association, United States Breastfeeding Committee, ASTHO affiliates and the Center for Science in the Public Interest.