Committees

Awards Committee: Solicits nominations and select the winners for the Section’s awards. This committee plans and prepares the agenda for the Section award program and reception. Chair: Julie Reeder

Communications Committee: Maintains an up-to-date communications plan for the Section, assures maintenance of the Section’s website and oversees social media activities.
Co-ChairsDeborah Neffa Creech, Lauren Schwerzler

Legislation & Policy Committee: Leads the Section in developing APHA’s position and response to legislation and public policy on food- and nutrition-related issues.
ChairGeri Henchy

Membership Committee: Enhances Section membership through strategies to recruit new members and ensure membership renewal.
Co-Chairs: Soghra Jarvandi, Gerardo Lazaro

Mentoring Committee: Facilitates intra-section connection and develops resources to support members' professional development. ChairErin McKinley

Nominations Committee: Prepares a slate of nominees for annual Section elections.
Chair: Margaret Barth

Program Committee: Plans and presents high-quality scientific programs of interest to the Section members at the Annual Meeting as a means of informing them of current and cutting-edge issues and research related to public health nutrition and physical activity. Co-Chairs: Mary Larson, Abby Gold

Strategic Plan Committee: Develops and maintains the Section’s five-year strategic plan to provide continuity of short- and long-range planning to maximize its contribution to public health nutrition. Reviews missions and goals biannually. Co-Chairs: Lynn Fredericks, Shirley Gerrior

Webinar Committee: Develops webinar sessions on the latest topics of interest to the FN Section Members.  Co-Chairs: Danielle Nunnery, Sarah Stotz

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