Association of State Public Health Nutritionists (ASPHN)

Partners in Public Health: Improving the Landscape of Breastfeeding Support 

The Association of State Public Health Nutritionists is a non-profit membership organization comprised of over 420 public health nutritionists and related professionals. For over 60 years, ASPHN has been developing and empowering leaders in public health nutrition.


To strengthen nutrition policy, programs, and environments for all people through development of public health nutrition leaders and collective action of members nationwide. Through state and national leadership on food and nutrition policy, programs, and services we achieve of vision of healthy eating and active living for everyone.

Federal funding streams


DHHS-HRSA, MCHB funding streams

Current programs include

Current list of funded or active states

Children’s Healthy Weight CoIIN:

The Children’s Healthy Weight Collaborative Improvement & Innovation Network (CoIIN), is designed to support Title V programs to promote nutrition, physical activity and breastfeeding through collaborative learning and quality improvement practices.

MCHB’s Children’s Healthy Weight CoIIN Fact Sheet

CHW-CoIIN States: Arkansas, California, Iowa, Louisiana, Nevada, North Dakota, Wisconsin, Indiana, Nebraska, North Carolina, Texas

WIC Development Program, Learn the Signs. Act Early:

  • Funded States: Massachusetts, Arkansas, Nevada
  • Technical Assistance States: Georgia, Iowa, Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Virgin Islands, Delaware

Department(s) and position(s) within state (and county) health departments with brief description

Children’s Healthy Weight CoIIN states:

  • Arkansas - Wellness Manager, Office of Health Communications
  • California - Executive Director, California WIC Association
  • Iowa - Nurse Clinician, Bureau of Family Health
  • Louisiana - Breastfeeding Program Manager, Bureau of Family Health
  • Nevada - Health Program Specialist I, Breastfeeding Coordinator, NV WIC Program
  • North Dakota - Maternal and Child Health Nutritionist
  • Wisconsin - MCH Nurse Consultant

WIC Development Program, Learn the Signs. Act Early works with state WIC Programs

Tools and Resources

Children’s Healthy Weight CoIIN infographic

ASPHN Briefs

Success Stories


ASHPN Primary and Other Relevant Contacts

Children’s Healthy Weight CoIIN -

Martha Hagen, MS,RD,LD,

Recent Stories
American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)

Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs (AMCHP)

Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO)