Food & Nutrition

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Food and Nutrition

The mission of the Food and Nutrition Section is to provide leadership and to advocate for policies, practices, environmental changes and research that support healthful eating and physical activity.

The current membership is multidisciplinary and includes nutritionists, health behaviorists, physicians, food technologists, epidemiologists, health professionals, educators, and researchers interested in nutrition and policy issues.

Why join the Food & Nutrition Section?? 


Advocacy is where the action is! - Be on the cutting edge of advocacy in Public Health Nutrition!

o    Be part of the solution!

  §  Practical experience in advocacy!

  §  Develop policy for APHA to champion food & nutrition issues.


o    Find out

  §  What changes are happening in food & nutrition policy

  §  How other professionals and citizens get involved with change in food & nutrition policy

  §  Which individuals and organizations are having the most influence on food & nutrition policy


Knowledge is power!

o    Stay current with the latest research and innovations in program development.

o    Progressive Alliance with Environment Section on Sustainable Food Systems


Be a leader in Public Health Nutrition

o    Develop your professional persona

o    Recommend speakers and topics of interest for the annual meeting


Develop your national network of professionals with similar interests

o    Collaborator on a future project?

o    Meet your future employer?

o    Pre-Conference Educational Food Tours of APHA Annual Conference City