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.
ASPHN's See It. Say It. Share It. campaign is highlighting some of the outstanding efforts by PHNs to fight childhood obesity. Case in point? Alaska's Salad Bars to Schools program, which is featured in this video developed by the association.
Spearheaded by Diane Peck, MPH, RD, who works in Alaska's Obesity Prevention and Control Program, the Salad Bars to Schools initiative was carefully implemented with safety and cost-effectiveness in mind. Today, it is shaping healthy habits for life for nearly 80,000 students.
ASPHN encourages its members and partners to watch and share this video with colleagues, new team members, food service personnel, school system administrators, and others who are working to improve children's health.
In addition to this video and others, ASPHN's See It. Say It. Share It. campaign offers catchy sound bites that public health nutritionists can use to describe their role in disease prevention. Free downloadable posters are also available for office display, inclusion in email campaigns and countless other communication efforts.
Founded in 1952, ASPHN is a non-profit membership organization that provides state and national leadership on food and nutrition policy, programs and services aimed at improving the health of our population. ASPHN’s membership is composed of more than 300 public health nutritionists located throughout all 50 states, the District of Columbia and five U.S. territories. ASPHN's vision is healthy eating and active living for everyone. You can find ASPHN on the web at www.asphn.org and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/asphn.