September 11, 2020 Board Meeting

The ASPHN Board of Directors met on September 11, 2020.

1. Three Expanded membership applications were approved: Heather Kristofzski-Raizor (OH); Brittney Linton (SC); Stephanie Wujek (NJ).

2. Nine Associate (two Emerging Professional) membership applications approved: Alexis Endicott (ID); Monica Esquivel (HI); Taknequa Hill (NC); Andrea Miller (VT); Sarah Patton (NC); Caitlin Peterson (NC); Sharon Sass (AZ); Cherese Shelton (HI); Melissa Ziegler (NC).

3.  Policy Committee actions on behalf of ASPHN since last board report:

· Signed-on to Comments submitted by the National Drinking Water Alliance to USDA and HHS urging them to include strong and actionable recommendations on the importance of drinking water in place of sugar-sweetened beverages as they draft the 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. The comment also urges them to place a symbol for water on the MyPlate graphic

· Signed-on the Federal Nutrition Research Advisory Group’s letter to the DGAC (via opt-out option) thanking them for their service on the DGA committee and calling for a national evaluation and strategy development for a new strengthened federal nutrition research effort.

· Submitted comments/recommendations to USDA/HHS on behalf of ASPHN Re: 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee Final Report: Docket FNS-2019-0001.


final August 2020 Board Mtg Minutes


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