ASPHN's Fruit & Vegetable Nutrition Council

ASPHN’s National Fruit & Vegetable (F&V) Nutrition Council provides an organized voice of public health nutrition leaders who are passionate about improving fruit and vegetable consumption. We work collaboratively to improve policies, programs, systems, and environments that increase access to and support the consumption of fruits and vegetables. All ASPHN members are welcome to join the Council! Please scroll down to learn more.

COUNCIL MEMBER ACTIVITIES AND BENEFITS

  • NETWORKING with other public health professionals across the nation
  • RESOURCES & SUPPORT for your public health nutrition projects and activities
  • PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT opportunities for continuing education
  • POLICY & ADVOCACY SKILLS for application to your work
  • LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT opportunities abound!

Learn more by reviewing the Council Workplan. To share information about the Council, download the Council Fact Sheet.

OUR COUNCIL LEADERSHIP

CHAIR-ELECT
Jami Lee-Rokala, MS, LN, CCNP, CFPM, CLC, Child Nutrition Services Manager, Tri-Valley Opportunity Council, Inc; Associate Member Minnesota

CHAIR
Tanya O’Connor, MS, Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment, CACFP Nutrition and Compliance Manager, ASPHN General Member, Colorado

PAST CHAIR
Emily Mattern, MA, RDN, School District Consultant, Michigan Department of Education; General Member, Michigan

“The National Fruit & Vegetable Nutrition Council has given me the opportunity to network with and partner with other professionals who are passionate about improving fruit and vegetable promotion and consumption. This has helped me in my role of promoting fruits and vegetables for WIC participants.”

– COUNCIL PAST-CHAIR

“The National Fruit & Vegetable Nutrition Council has given me the opportunity to network with and partner with other professionals who are passionate about improving fruit and vegetable promotion and consumption. This has helped me in my role of promoting fruits and vegetables for WIC participants.”

– COUNCIL PAST-CHAIR

Join the Fruit & Vegetable Council!

We welcome you to join the Council and enjoy the many benefits of regularly convening with colleagues from across the country! Members are encouraged to be involved in Council activities and may vote in Council elections. There is no additional cost to join the Fruit & Vegetable Council.

Click the Join the Fruit & Vegetable Council button to send us your Council membership request. We look forward to hearing from you!

Fruit & Vegetable Nutrition-Related Resources 

UPCOMING MEETINGS

THE F & V COUNCIL LEADERSHIP TEAM meets to plan and support Council activities. Click a date to learn more about month’s meeting.

  • On odd months on the 2nd Thursday at 1PM ET

UPCOMING WEBINARS

THE FRUIT & VEGETABLE COUNCIL HOLDS 3 WEBINARS per year. Click a date to learn more about that webinar.

NETWORKING CALLS

THE F & V COUNCIL provides 3 informal networking opportunities per year, open to all members. Click a date to learn more about that month’s meeting.

  • December 1, 2022
  • March 30, 2023
  • July 27, 2023
Learn more about upcoming meetings and webinars
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