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ASPHN members consistently cite their ability to learn from peers in other states as one of the leading benefits of membership. With states now reopening on different timetables and under varying directives, public health nutritionists are facing a host of new COVID-19-related challenges and scenarios.   COVID-19 State Sharing Facebook Group ASPHN has set-up a new COVID-19 State Sharing private Facebook group for...

Over the past several months, we’ve been thrust into a number of new circumstances and roles that seemed almost inconceivable prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. While we are learning to adapt to our new reality, the uncertainty of the virus has remained constant and will continue to impact our work for the foreseeable future. As leaders in public health nutrition, it’s...

ASPHN’s Board of Directors wishes to acknowledge and thank the association’s members for their extraordinary leadership over the past several months. Since the onset of the COVID-19 crisis, our members have stepped up to the front lines of this public health emergency, ensuring our nation’s most vulnerable receive vital nutritional assistance. Thanks to their tireless work and expertise, millions of children...

Continuing education is vital to earning potential and career advancement, but did you know that the practice of lifelong learning offers benefits for your personal well-being as well as your job performance? According to Valamis, an online learning platform, “Lifelong learning is a form of self-initiated education that is focused on personal development.” It can be as simple as reaching out to a...

As a nutrition professional, continuing education is part and parcel of maintaining your credential. Thankfully, ASPHN offers a range of learning opportunities, making it easy to obtain your required continuing education units (CEUs).   Trainings and Webinars ASPHN’s various committees, councils, and CoIINs host web-based trainings and webinars throughout the year that qualify for continuing education through the Commission on Dietetic Registration....

For ASPHN members Marsha Spence, PhD, MPH, RDN, LDN and Cheryl Hill, MS-MPH, RDN, LDN, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UT) has played an instrumental role in their working relationship and friendship. Their paths first crossed in 2004 when Hill was pursuing a dual degree and Spence was finishing her PhD. Over a decade later, Hill was accepted into an...

Good outcomes in public health nutrition are predicated on good information. Sadly, the ever-increasing job demands we all face can limit the time we have to regularly share high quality resources and information with colleagues. We recently sat down with ASPHN members Jennifer Dellaport, MPH, RD and Mikaela Schlosser, RD to find out how and why they actively engage in,...

Organizations which share knowledge and information are better able to make good decisions, achieve desired outcomes, and stimulate change and innovation. In fact, according to Phil Geldart, founder and CEO of Eagle’s Flight, resource sharing is one of the seven cornerstones of teamwork. Creating an environment that promotes resource and knowledge sharing takes some effort, but the benefits can be high...

ASPHN is committed to developing leaders in the field of public health nutrition. It’s part of our mission, and it’s the driving force behind the diverse resources and programs we develop for our members. Regardless of your practice area, chances are we have content you’ll find valuable in your own work and which you’ll want to share with others. The...

An unlikely partnership between a children’s book author and an emerging leadership expert led to one of the most enduring best sellers of our time, The One Minute Manager. According to Ken Blanchard, PhD, one of the book’s co-authors, “Sometimes the most interesting collaborations are when you both bring to the party very different things.”* In the realm of public...

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