The ASPHN Board of Directors met on September 9, 2022.
- Eleven Associate member applications were approved: Eva Alpine (AZ); Dakota Ball, Mary Ratliff and Madison Swain (NC); Mary Shaw-Ridley and Praise Tangbe (MS); Sara Cook, Emily DeWitt, Ruth Franklin and Yvonne Marzick (OH)
- Motion to approve the nomination of Charlene Garcia as Fundraising Committee Chair (a non-voting board member position) effective September 9, 2022 through July 31, 2024 passed unanimously.
- Motion to approve the nomination of Dorcas Mukigi to the 2022-2023 Governance Committee to fulfill the vacancy left by Peggy Leung-Strle’s resignation passed unanimously.
- Motion to authorize up to $150,000 of unrestricted funds for a 1-2 year consultant position to support ASPHN members and partners in developing and implementing interventions that support the new National Strategy to end hunger and increase healthy eating and physical activity, which will be released on September 28, 2022 at the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition and Health also passed unanimously.
- Policy Committee completed four sign-on requests on behalf of ASPHN:
- Signed-on to the request from Representative Ilhan Omar and Senator Tina Smith: asking organizations to endorse the reintroduction of the No Shame at School Act. This important bill would prohibit the stigmatization of any child who is unable to pay school meal fees ending harmful practices such as overt identification with tokens or wristbands, publishing a list of children with outstanding debts, or using a debt collector to obtain school meal fees. The bill was also included in the child nutrition reauthorization legislation introduced by Chairman Scott.
- Signed-on to the request from the Center for Science in the Public Interest asking organizations to support of the Child Nutrition Technical Assistance Act of 2022.
- Signed on to the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) letter addressed to members of Congress in support of the Senate HELP committee’s Food and Drug Administration Safety and Landmark Advancements (FDASLA) Act.
- Signed-on to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the Center for Science in the Public Interest letter requesting that the Senate increase the allocation for ensuring the scientific integrity of the Dietary Guidelines from $7.3M to $10.2M, to match the amount allocated by the House.