Maternal and Child Health Nutrition encompasses a range of policy, programs and services including promoting nutrition wellbeing across the lifespan for women and children.

The MCH Nutrition Council, a part of ASPHN, provides national leadership for efforts to achieve optimal well-being through healthy eating and active living among the maternal and child health population, including those served by Title V/MCH Block Grants. MCH Nutrition Council members represent a wide array of practices. Council members advocate for nutrition policies, programs, and services that improve the wellbeing of women, infants, children, adolescents and families.  Scroll down to learn about what Council members do and for information on joining the Council.  See buttons below to learn more about the Council, view the current MCH Council leader list and work plan.

Council members advocate for nutrition policies, programs, and services that improve the wellbeing of women, infants, children, adolescents and families.

MCH Nutrition Council Members have the opportunity to:

  • Promote the importance of healthy eating and active living among women, children and families.

  • Raise awareness of the importance of evidence-based public health nutrition within the MCH community.

  • Engage in advocacy and public policy development that influences healthy eating and active living among women, children and families.

  • Develop leadership skills by participating in Council and ASPHN activities.

  • Participate in projects that support and achieve the nutritional wellbeing of the MCH population.

  • Share resources, ideas and information with peers. at annual meetings, on conference calls and through Council work.

Types of Membership

MCH Nutrition Council Liaison

Each state MCH Director, in consultation with that state's ASPHN Designee, selects an MCH-funded nutritionist or other nutrition staff member to be their state's Council Liaison.

Council Member

Any ASPHN member (designee, expanded, or associate member) interested in maternal and child health may join the Council.

Helpful Resources

MCH Nutrition Council 2019-20 Calls

The MCH Nutrition Council Steering Committee meets the 3rd Monday of every month at noon ET to plan and support Council activities.  Join us on:

  • September 29, 2019
  • October 21, 2019
  • November 18, 2019
  • December 16, 2019
  • January 13, 2020 (rescheduled due to MLK Jr. Day)
  • February 10, 2020 (rescheduled due to Presidents’ Day)
  • March 16, 2020
  • April 13, 2020 (rescheduled due to Patriot’s Day)
  • May 18, 2020
  • June 14, 2020
  • July 20, 2020

 

MCH Nutrition Council quarterly webinars on MCHB programs are tentatively scheduled for:

  • November 14, 2019
  • February 13, 2020
  • May 14, 2020
  • August 13, 2020

 

MCH Nutrition Council quarterly webinars with external experts are tentatively scheduled for:

  • October 17, 2019: Learn the Signs. Act Early.
  • January 16, 2020
  • April 16, 2020
  • July 16, 2020

 

CLICK HERE to access previous calls.

 

Reminder.  Do you have resources or information you would like to share with other MCH Nutrition Council Members?  If so, send it to Sandy Perkins for distribution.

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