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.
“Our members are developing new ways for everyone to access fresh produce and other quality foods,” said ASPHN Executive Director Karen Probert. “These public health nutritionists are working every day to make the healthy choice the easy choice,” she said.
ASPHN’s 2014 bank of success stories includes ten stories that feature obesity prevention programs and five stories that focus on promoting good nutrition in the maternal and child health (MCH) population. The MCH stories include a project in Oregon to launch a Shared Meals Initiative and work in Kentucky to complete a strategic plan to improve nutrition and physical activity in the state’s child care centers.
The obesity prevention stories highlight a Healthy Beverages in Health Care campaign in Minnesota, school salad bar programs in Alaska, Michigan and Washington, and comprehensive programs to build healthy communities in Ohio and Arkansas.
“Our goal in developing these success stories is not only to highlight our members’ work that is truly making a difference in people’s lives,” Probert added, “but also to inspire others to replicate these successful programs in their states or expand on them to create an even greater impact on Americans’ nutritional wellbeing.”
You can view all of these stories on ASPHN’s website. For more information, contact Lynda Alfred, ASPHN Consultant.
Founded in 1952, ASPHN is a non-profit membership organization that provides state and national leadership on food and nutrition issues, programs and services aimed at improving the health of our population. ASPHN’s membership is composed of more than 250 public health nutritionists located throughout all 50 states, the District of Columbia and five U.S. territories. ASPHN’s vision is to create new environmental norms where healthy eating and active living are the easy and natural choices for all Americans. You can find ASPHN on the web at www.asphn.org and on Facebook at facebook.com/asphn.