ASPHN's 2022 Annual Meeting • Virtual Format • June 13–15

In 2022, ASPHN celebrated its 70th anniversary! The Association marked this important milestone at our 2022 Annual Meeting, “Bridging the Gaps: Celebrating 70 Years of Excellence in Leadership” by diving into the history of ASPHN and considering what’s on the horizon as the Association continues to build leaders in public health nutrition.

This virtual event was designed with your professional development in mind and featured a variety of can’t-miss sessions that explore new communication tools, strategies and techniques; the latest trends in evaluation; and the path forward in fruit and vegetable consumption. Each day was anchored by valuable federal update sessions from MCHB, CDC-DNPAO and USDA.

View our 2022 Annual Meeting agenda and our recorded sessions and presentations below.

View the Agenda

ASPHN AWARD WINNERS

ASPHN announced the 2022 Award Winners at the 2022 Annual Meeting. Congratulations to our professional and student award winners! See the Awards Winners!

POSTER SESSIONS

ASPHN introduced a new poster panel format at the 2022 Annual Meeting and pre-recorded 14 poster video summaries on a variety of community and public health nutrition activities, programs and research. Browse the video summaries and watch the thematically grouped poster panel discussions below. See the pre-recorded video summaries!

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

Start the fun early! Starting on June 10th at noon ET, you can log in early to the virtual lobby to get a lay of the land and chat with other attendees. Don’t miss this great opportunity to connect with your peers and form new connections!

Presentations & Resources

MONDAY, JUNE 13

POSTER PANEL: SCHOOLS AND SCHOOL-AGED CHILDREN
Facilitator: Kristen Hernandez Ortega, MPH, ASPHN Consultant
Panel: Rita Stephenson, Sydney Meyer and Cecily Weber, University of Minnesota

WELCOME, VIRTUAL LOGISTICS & PRESENTATION OF ANNUAL AWARDS
Jamie Stang, PhD, MPH, RDN, President-elect, ASPHN, Minnesota

HISTORY OF DIETARY GUIDANCE IN THE U.S.
Lisa Jahn, PhD, RDN, National Program Leader/Biological Science Specialist, USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture

FEDERAL UPDATE – USDA
Panel: Sara Bleich, PhD, Director of Nutrition Security and Health Equity for the Food and Nutrition Service (NIFA); Donna Johnson-Bailey, MPH, RDN, Senior Nutrition Advisor, Food and Nutrition Service (FNS); Helen Chipman, PhD, RDN, National Program Lead, Food and Nutrition Education, National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP)

PUBLIC HEALTH NUTRITIONISTS – WHAT DOES THE FUTURE HOLD?
Karen Probert, MS, RDN, Executive Director, ASPHN

TUESDAY, JUNE 14

POSTER PANEL: INFANT AND YOUNG CHILD NUTRITION
Facilitator: Joyce Hall, MPH, DrPHc, ASPHN Consultant
Panel: Melissa Vang and Rachel Feinberg, University of Minnesota; Hailey Lewis, University of Tennessee Knoxville; Tiara Giddings, Morehouse School of Medicine Prevention Research Center

FEDERAL UPDATE – CDC-DNPAO
Ruth Petersen, MD, MPH Director, Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity, CDC

STATE SHARING – USING COMMUNICATIONS TO SUPPORT NUTRITION PROGRAMS
Panel: Christopher Thomas, Public Health Advisor, CDC-DNAPO; Ignacio Romero, California Department of Public Health; Asbury Jones, California Department of Public Health California’s CalFresh Healthy Living; Travis Parker, The Wellness Coalition (REACH) Alabama; Ann Potempa, Alaska Department of Health and Social Services (SPAN), Alaska Play Every Day

RIPPLE EFFECT MAPPING – A PARTICIPATORY METHOD FOR DOCUMENTING PROGRAM IMPACTS
Scott Chazdon, MA, PhD, Evaluation and Research Specialist, University of Minnesota

THE POWER OF POLICY IN PRODUCE – HOW FEDERAL POLICY AND PROGRAMS HAVE DRIVEN DEMAND AND CONSUMPTION
Mollie Van Lieu, Vice President of Nutrition and Health, International Fresh Produce Association, Washington, DC

STUDENT COFFEE CHAT

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15

POSTER PANEL: ONLINE AND VIRTUAL INTERVENTIONS
Facilitator: Steve Owens, MD, MPH, ASPHN Consultant
Panel: Alice Jo Rainville, PhD, RD, CHE, SNS, FAND, Eastern Michigan University; Emily DeWitt and Rachel Gillespie, University of Kentucky; Kuanyu Chen, New York University

FEDERAL UPDATE – MCHB
Panel: Laura Kavanagh, MPP, Deputy Associate Administrator; Laurel Huffman, MPH, CPH, RDN, LDN, Public Health Analyst, Division of MCH Workforce Development; Meredith Morrissette, MPH Public Health Analyst, Division of MCH Workforce Development

DESIGNING IBYTE4HEALTH – A MOBILE HEALTH INTERVENTION FOR CHILDHOOD OBESITY PREVENTION
Gina Tripicchio, MSEd, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

CHILD OPPORTUNITY INDEX
Chaya Merrill, DrPH, Director, Child Health Data Lab, Children’s National, Washington, DC

LONG-TERM DISASTER RECOVERY – RE-ENGAGEMENT AND FINDING VITALITY
Kira Mauseth, PhD, Owner, Astrum Health LLC, Seattle, WA

“For nearly three-quarters of a century, our ASPHN members have been bridging gaps in nutrition and public health. These gaps are numerous; a few include determining best ways to communicate nutrition messages, new ways to evaluate and show the value of our programs and services, and new ways of interacting with the public and our professional partners to assure communities can access and consume healthy foods. During ASPHN’s 2022 Annual Meeting, we’ll hear from colleagues and experts about innovative ways to bridge these gaps and receive updates on federal nutrition-related programs from our federal partners. I hope you’ll be able to join us to celebrate our accomplishments and look forward to another 70 years of success.”

– JAMIE STANG, PHD, MPH, RDN, UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA, ASPHN PRESIDENT-ELECT

ASPHN Annual Meeting Highlights

PUBLIC HEALTH NUTRITIONISTS: WHAT DOES THE FUTURE HOLD?

As ASPHN celebrates its 70th anniversary, the Association’s Executive Director, Karen Probert, MS, RDN, will highlight significant accomplishments, contributions and key decisions from ASPHN members and leaders that have advanced the field of public health nutrition and led to the Association’s vibrancy. She will also examine how the Association and its members can best be positioned for whatever the future holds.

ELEMENTS AND BENEFITS OF RIPPLE EFFECT MAPPING

Scott Chazdon, MA, PhD with the University of Minnesota will share details on Ripple Effect Mapping, a participatory method for documenting program impacts. This simple and inexpensive evaluation tool collects and maps the untold stories and behind-the-scenes activities that can ripple out from a specific program or activity.

STATE SHARING: USING COMMUNICATION TO SUPPORT  NUTRITION PROGRAMS

Christopher Thomas from CDC-DNPAO will explore the background and components of strategic communication and the 8-Step Communication Planning Model. He will also share examples of DNPAO communication efforts and lessons learned, and state recipients will share the communication tools and strategies they’re using.

IBYTE4HEALTH: A MOBILE HEALTH INTERVENTION

Dr. Gina Tripicchio from Temple University will give us insight into the development of iByte4Health, a mobile health program that sends daily mobile-phone text messages and video links to parents to combat childhood obesity. This program won the grand prize in HRSA’s “Preventing Childhood Obesity” contest, meant to inspire innovation in technology-based solutions to help low-income families sustain healthy eating practices.

THE CHILD OPPORTUNITY INDEX 2.0

Neighborhoods matter. Children who live in neighborhoods with quality early childhood education and schools, safe housing, access to healthy food, parks and playgrounds and clean air are more likely to grow into healthy, productive adults. Chaya Merrill, DrPH, Director of Child Health Data Lab at Children’s National, will give us an overview of the Child Opportunity Index, which measures and maps data from 29 neighborhood-level indicators into a single composite measure that is available for nearly all U.S. neighborhoods.

RE-ENGAGEMENT AND VITALITY POST-PANDEMIC

Kira Mauseth, PhD, a clinical psychologist with the Washington Department of Health and Astrum Health LLC, will help us understand the physical and neuro-chemical processes at work that have influenced our behavior, thinking and decision-making during the pandemic and now, at this point in our recovery. We’ll develop an understanding for the behavioral health considerations for the pandemic’s current phase and hold a workshop discussion to explore a vitality orientation plan to help us have fun, re-engage and recover.

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