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Increase Your Knowledge and Skills Through ASPHN’s New Public Health Nutrition Website (March 7, 2018)

 

With the launch of PublicHealthNutrition.org, ASPHN has just made it easier for public health nutritionists (PHNs) to increase their knowledge and skills. This new and dynamic online nexus is the first and only one of its kind dedicated exclusively to providing links to hundreds of resources and programs available to PHNs.

 

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African Heritage Foods Can Improve Nutrition, Decrease Disease (February 26, 2018)

 

Leafy greens, whole grains, legumes and tubers are among some of the foods that make African heritage cuisine a powerhouse of nutrition. As we celebrate Black History Month, ASPHN encourages the exploration of these plant-based foods that can improve nutrition, decrease disease.

 

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ASPHN’s New Food Service Guidelines Resource Offers a Time-Saving Tool for Nutritionists (February 6, 2018)

 

ASPHN has launched a newly-designed website loaded with essential tools and resources for public health nutritionists. Brand new among them is a compilation of over 100 products related to Food Service Guidelines (FSG) that have been used or developed by state agencies and other programs. These products include standards, policies and best practices…

 

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Watch How Public Health Nutritionists in Alaska Are Shaping Healthy Habits for Life (January 30, 2018)

 

For many Americans, the new year brings resolutions of better health and nutrition. For public health nutritionists (PHNs), the new year marks an ongoing commitment to help children shape healthy habits for life.

 

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ASPHN Releases New Brief on Supporting Maternal Mental Health in Public Health Nutrition (January 16, 2018)

 

Every year, more than 400,000 infants are born to mothers who are depressed, making perinatal depression the most underdiagnosed obstetric complication in America.* ASPHN’s new brief, “Supporting Maternal Mental Health In Public Health Nutrition Practice,” addresses how public health nutritionists (PHNs) can strategically and positively influence the outcomes of maternal mental health.

 

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Public Health Nutritionists Are Improving Nutrition, Decreasing Disease (November 8, 2017)

 

The Association of State Public Health Nutritionists (ASPHN) is pleased to announce the kick-off of its See It. Say It. Share It. campaign, a communications effort to promote the value of public health nutritionists. The campaign is based on a series of sound bites that can be used to help others learn more about the profession. The sound bites will be shared on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

 

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Obesity Prevention Matrix (February 28, 2017)

 

Get the ASPHN Obesity Prevention Matrix. It is a resource designed to facilitate state-level strategic collaboration of federal program activities across funding streams.

 

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ASPHN Releases the Preconception Health Toolkit (August 4, 2016)

 

This 3-document toolkit from the Association of State Public Health Nutritionists is a comprehensive guide for excellent preconception nutrition programs.  Preconception care is the foundation for the healthy life of our future generations. Nutrition professionals have the opportunity to shape preconception care at multiple levels, including clinical, community education and policy settings.  Summaries of each document are provided below, following the author’s note.

 

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ASPHN Releases “Incorporating Nutrition into the Title V MCH Services Block Grant National Performance Measures” (February 25, 2016)

 

The Association of State Public Health Nutritionists (ASPHN) is pleased to announce the release of Incorporating Nutrition into the Title V MCH Services Block Grant National Performance Measures.  This document lists nutrition related, evidence-based or evidence-informed strategy measures (ESM) to help states achieve the National Outcome Measures and National Performance Measures (NPM) in Title V.  The resource includes at least one nutrition-related ESM for each of the 15 NPMs.

 

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ASPHN Announces 2014 Success Stories (January 7, 2015)

 

The Association of State Public Health Nutritionists (ASPHN) announced today the release of its 2014 Success Stories. These stories highlight ASPHN members’ innovative work in their state agencies to promote healthy eating for all Americans.

 

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The National Council of Fruit & Vegetable Nutrition Coordinators Releases A Modifiable Fact Sheet on the Safe Use of Salad Bars in Schools (May 9, 2014)

 

The National Council of Fruit & Vegetable Nutrition Coordinators is pleased to announce the release of a modifiable fact sheet for the Safe Use of Salad Bars in Schools. The fact sheet includes a set of guidelines, codes, and food safety procedures needed to safely operate salad bars in schools. It was developed using best practices from ASPHN partners and members including the Minnesota Department of Health and the USDA Food and Nutrition Service.

 

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ASPHN Releases “The Role of Nutrition in Infant Mortality — A Public Health Perspective” (March 14, 2014)

 

The Association of State Public Health Nutritionists (ASPHN) is pleased to announce the release of The Role of Nutrition in Infant Mortality — A Public Health Perspective. This brief summarizes the impact of nutrition on infant mortality and identifies areas where nutrition interventions can make a difference in reducing infant mortality. It also describes the critical role that public health nutritionists play in preventing infant mortality. The brief includes a Call to Action for public health nutritionists and identifies four strategies, that if achieved, will better integrate nutrition into infant mortality prevention efforts.

 

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Second Edition of Blueprint for Nutrition And Physical Activity Now Available (February 3, 2014)

 

The 2013 Blueprint for Nutrition and Physical Activity Expert Panel has released the second edition of Blueprint for Nutrition and Physical Activity: Cornerstones of a Healthy Lifestyle. The Blueprint is available for download at www.asphn.org. Using funding from the US Department of Health and Human Services, Maternal and Child Health Bureau, the document was collaboratively developed by the expert panel, the Association of State Public Health Nutritionists (ASPHN), and the University of Minnesota’s School of Public Health, Leadership Education and Training (LET) Program in Maternal and Child Nutrition.

 

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ASPHN’s New Stories Highlight MCH Successes (January 10, 2014)

 

The Association of State Public Health Nutritionists (ASPHN) today released seven new stories showcasing the vital work public health nutritionists are doing across the nation to improve the health of women and children.

 

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ASTPHND Changes Name to Association of State Public Health Nutritionists (June 24, 2013)

 

ASTPHND is pleased to announce that it has changed its name to the Association of State Public Health Nutritionists (ASPHN). The name change was approved by the association’s board of directors on May 10, 2013. The name was chosen after an intensive six-month board review and analysis, and it was announced to the association’s membership at its recent Annual Meeting in Kansas City, Missouri. The organization has also adopted the tagline “Advancing Health Through Leadership.”

 

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ASTPHND Develops Collaboration Resources For Members (May 9, 2013)

 

Effective Collaboration is a new web page on the Association of State and Territorial Public Health Nutrition Directors’ website designed to help members strengthen their ability to lead and participate in collaborative projects. The web page includes an ASTPHND Collaboration Primer, background information, skill development resources, tools and examples of how some members successfully carried out effective collaborations.

 

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Tri-Affiliate Obesity Prevention Workgroup Releases New Resource (August 22, 2012)

 

The Tri-Affiliate Obesity Prevention Workgroup released a four-page primer titled “The Role of State Public Health in Obesity Prevention.” Please share this resource widely with your members and colleagues. The new document is available at www.astphnd.org.

 

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ASTPHND Releases a Primer on the Role of Public Health Nutrition in Obesity Prevention (November 26, 2012)

 

The Association of State and Territorial Public Health Nutrition Directors (ASTPHND), Obesity Prevention Nutrition Council Steering Committee has released a two-page primer titled “The Role of Public Health Nutrition in Obesity Prevention.” This new resource is available at www.astphnd.org, and we encourage you to share it widely with your members and colleagues.

 

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ASTPHND’s National Council of Fruit and Vegetable Nutrition Coordinators Releases New Resource (August 23, 2012)

 

The National Council of Fruit and Vegetable Nutrition Coordinators, a council of the the Association of State and Territorial Public Health Nutrition Directors (ASTPHND), has released a trifold brochure encouraging schools to participate in the Let’s Move Salad Bars to Schools initiative.

 

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