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ASPHN's New Stories Highlight MCH Successes

The Association of State Public Health Nutritionists (ASPHN) today released seven new stories showcasing the vital work public health nutritionists are doing across the nation to improve the health of women and children. 

ASPHN’s MCH Nutrition Success Stories focus on a wide range of topics, including breastfeeding promotion, child care nutrition standards, medically-necessary infant formula for babies with special health care needs, and the promotion of fruits and vegetables.

“Public health nutritionists are doing such exciting work right now, said Karen Probert, ASPHN executive director. “We are sharing these stories not only to highlight the efforts that are making a difference for so many women and children, but also to spark ideas for new projects and collaborations.”

The MCH Nutrition Success Stories feature the Birth and Beyond California Project to promote breastfeeding in hospitals, Donna Speed's work in Mississippi to arm child care providers with tools that make it easy and fun to meet stricter nutrition guidelines, New York’s Just Say Yes to Fruits and Vegetables Program, and more.

ASPHN can be found on the Web at www.asphn.org and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/asphn. 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 comprised of over 250 public health nutritionists located throughout all 50 states, the District of Columbia and five U.S. territories. As we celebrate over 60 years of service, our vision is to create new environmental norms where healthy eating and active living are the easy and natural choices for all Americans.