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. The trainings often focus on emerging issues and feature guest speakers who are experts on the discussion topics. When you attend these live events, you receive a certificate of attendance from ASPHN denoting the learning session’s total number of hours.
This month, the MCH Nutrition Council partnered with ASPHN’s Policy Committee to bring “Moving Public Health Nutrition Policies Forward: Supporting Moms and Babies In the First 1000 Days.” The webinar featured Carol Dreibelbis from 1,000 Days, a national nonprofit organization focusing on the 1,000-day window from a woman’s pregnancy to her child’s second birthday.
Last year, the association offered 37 professional training opportunities, which drew 1,230 participants. Ninety percent of those trainings were available online. To learn about upcoming trainings and webinars, be sure to visit our calendar.
ASPHN’s Annual Meeting
One of the most advantageous ways to earn CEUs is by attending ASPHN’s Annual Meeting, which will be held June 14-16 in Denver, Colorado.
In addition to obtaining federal updates from CDC-DNPAO, MCHB, USDA, and NIH, this year’s meeting will feature Maya E. Maroto, EdD, MPH, RD, a Public Health Educator in FDA’s Education and Outreach Branch. Dr. Maroto will provide an update on FDA’s upcoming Nutrition Facts label education and awareness campaign. Additional speakers and presentation topics are currently being finalized and will be announced soon.
Speakers from past meetings have included such noteworthy figures as Robert D. Murray, MD, FAAP, Professor, Pediatrics, The Ohio State University, College of Medicine and Nita Mosby Tyler, PhD, MA, Founder and Chief Catalyst at The Equity Project, LLC and author of White People Really Love Salad.
Public Health Nutrition Online Certificate of Training Program
If you’re looking for a structured way to hone your proficiency and earn CEUs, ASPHN’s online Certificate of Training program focuses on the fundamental components of public health nutrition through a series of five self-study modules that build on one another.
You have 30 days to complete each module and take the corresponding test. A final exam covers all the material presented throughout the course. You’ll earn the certificate after passing the final exam with a minimum of 80 percent, which will satisfy 10 hours of continuing professional education credit. To learn more about the online training, please contact Karen Probert, MS, RDN, who worked with the Committee for Public Health/Community Nutrition (CPHCN) and the Public Health and Community Nutrition Practice Group (PHCNPG) to develop this program in conjunction with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.