ASPHN Celebrates Black History Month!

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The following distinguished ASPHN leaders—both past and present—have been ASPHN award winners and/or served on the ASPHN Board of Directors. We salute their outstanding commitment and contributions to our association, as well as to the field of public health nutrition.

Our honorees include (from top to bottom, left to right):

Be it in the realms of education, medicine, non-profits, or politics, the following list of honorees displays the many ways in which public health and nutrition can be advanced.  Their expertise and advocacy are teaching and inspiring future generations to lead the charge of sound nutrition and wellness.  

Our honorees include (from top to bottom, left to right): 

ASPHN’s consultants bring unique skill sets and expertise to our organization, working on the creation and management of valuable programs that support our members and advance the role of public health nutrition. We are fortunate to have the following outstanding consultants on our team (from left to right, top to bottom):

As the Nation’s Doctor, the U.S. Surgeon General is focused on public health and scientific issues. We celebrate the following individuals for their service (from top to bottom):

Dr. Jerome Adams, the 20th Surgeon General of the United States, is currently serving in this position. Dr. Adams’ motto as Surgeon General is “better health through better partnerships.” He has created several initiatives to tackle our nation’s most pressing health issues, including: the opioid epidemic and the links between community health and both economic prosperity and national security.

Dr. David Satcher served as the 16th Surgeon General of the United States, from 1998-2002. During his tenure, he spearheaded the development of Healthy People 2010, which included the elimination of racial and ethnic disparities in health as one of its two goals.

Dr. Regina Benjamin served as the 18th Surgeon General of the United States, from 2009-2013. Among her many initiatives and accomplishments, she released the "Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Support Breastfeeding."

Annie Carr, MS, RDN and five fellow nutrition professionals of the ‘60s and ‘70s joined forces to write Six Eves Prevail through the Garden of Nutrition. The book’s preface explains that the concept for the book evolved “from a conversation back in 2012 regarding the absence of public awareness of the small but vibrant array of professionally trained African American nutritionists. While each story is distinct, each demonstrates common core areas; family and family values; education and training, mentoring and service to the community.”

These honorees include (from top to bottom, left to right):

  • Catherine Cowell, MS, PhD 
  • Frances H. Cook, MA, RDN, LD 
  • Vernell Britton, MS, RDN 
  • Wilma Ardine Kirchhofer, MPH, PhD 
  • Laurita Burley, PhD, RDN, LD 
  • Annie Carr, MS, RDN

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Curious about public health nutritionists? You’ve come to the right place. We’re the Association of State Public Health Nutritionists and we've developed some catchy sound bites to help you learn what our members do. The sound bites are easy to remember and fun to use, and they’re getting the conversation started about public health nutrition. Check out our resources and start sharing the sound bites with friends, colleagues, and social media. Together, let’s spread the word!

Resources You Can Start Using Today

Public health nutrition is a broad field that employs many disciplines. Our sound bites cover the most vital aspects of public health nutrition — advocating, collaborating, educating, strategizing and creating access to better nutrition and active living. Our videos and posters help you remember the sound bites and better understand our work.

Video Success Stories.

Take a few minutes to see what public health nutritionists are doing throughout the country. You’ll gain a better understanding and appreciation for their work.

Sound Bite Posters.

Our posters show how public health nutritionists are helping our communities get healthy. Even better? There are two versions of each. One you can download and print, and one you can download and customize. Print them all and help others See It. Say It. Share It!

Spread the Word About Public Health Nutritionists!

We’re amping it up and sharing the value of public health nutrition, but we need your help. Take a second to browse through our recommendations for getting the word out about our awesome profession. Your participation is a welcome boost to every state and community that counts on public health nutritionists for healthy eating and active living initiatives.

It doesn’t get any easier than that.

Follow us on social media and give us a like, a shout-out or a re-post whenever you can. Public health nutritionists are out there, making a positive difference in their communities every day, and who doesn’t want to share that kind of good news?

If you care, chances are good that others will too.

Show your support for public health nutrition and link to ASPHN so friends can learn more. Use our sound bites and get others using them. You may just inspire the next great public health nutritionist!

It’s good to share.

Especially when sharing can bring needed attention to nutrition-based programs that are making our communities healthier. It only takes a second to email or text a link to one of our resources, and it could be the spark that lights an interest in starting an innovative program in your area.

If you’re a state public health nutritionist who’s created a successful program, we want to know.

We write and publish success stories about our members in order to share their ideas and expertise with fellow public health nutritionists. Become a member today and let us tell your story.

We know your inbox is already overflowing,

so we promise we’ll respect your space and only send you news releases about once a month. If you like what you see, go ahead and forward that news to others who might be interested. Next thing you know, you might find that news item in the community bulletin or on the local television news affiliate.

Public health nutritionists thrive off of good ideas.

Not to mention that we’re quite open-minded and very appreciative of those who champion our work. So contact us if you have an idea that will help generate interest in our initiatives to help stem the tide on the obesity epidemic, advance the consumption of fruits and vegetables, or promote breastfeeding and maternal and child wellness.

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Johnstown, Pennsylvania 15907-1001
Sandy Perkins, ASPHN Consultant

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