May 14, 2021 Board Meeting

The ASPHN board of directors met on May 14, 2021.

  1. Five General membership applications were approved: Taylor Baughman (AR), Carrie Klun (MN), Sammy Luera (TX), Rosalie Pierce-Martin (MN), Kameron Rowe (NY).
  2. Four Associate including 4 student membership applications were approved: Christina Cracchiolo (CA), Sirui Mi (CO), Khoa-Nathan Ngo (CA), Jessica Reynolds (CA).
  3. Motion that ASPHN enter into a grant letter agreement with the American Heart Association for participation in the Healthy For Life®program from July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022 passed unanimously.
  4. Policy Committee actions on behalf of ASPHN since last board report:
  • National WIC Association’s letter in support of a higher allocation for the Agriculture Appropriations bill, recognizing that WIC program expansions through Child Nutrition Reauthorization, USDA rulemaking, and other administrative activities will require ongoing additional discretionary investment.
  • The National Center for Healthy Housing’s organizational sign-on letter to Congress in support of funding for lead poisoning prevention and healthy homes in the American Jobs Plan.
  • The U.S. Breastfeeding Committee’s joint letter welcoming members of Congress to the 117th congressional session and urging them to take action on policy priorities of importance to the lactation field.
  • FoodCorps letter addressed to Senators Stabenow and Boozman in support of the Universal School Meals Program Act 2021
  • The Universal School Meals Program Act 2021 organizational sign-on support as requested by Dominic Sanchez Legislative Assistant to the Office of U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (NY).
  • The USBC letter urging Congress to prioritize human milk feeding in the Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 Labor, Health and Human Services, and Related Agencies appropriations bill
  • The Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs’ (AMCHP) letter addressed to members of Congress in support of highest possible funding level in Fiscal Year 2022 for programs at HRSA, CDC, and NIH that seek to prevent maternal deaths, eliminate inequities in maternal health outcomes, and improve maternal health.
  • Did not opt of NANA’s updated version of their February letter to be re-sent to Congress on recovery priorities: i.e., increased school meal reimbursement, school kitchen funding, equipment grants, and infrastructure to aid schools in providing nutritious meals.
  • The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the Union of Concerned Scientists  letter addressed to members of Congress, on both the House and Senate appropriation committees, in support of FY22 appropriations priorities that would substantially improve the implementation and reach of the 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans



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