Benefits

Why join the Food and Nutrition Section?

Be on the cutting edge of advocacy and policy in public health nutrition

  • Learn what changes are happening in federal food and nutrition policy.
  • Gain practical experience in advocacy.
  • Develop policy to help APHA champion food and nutrition issues.

Gain knowledge

  • Stay current on the latest public health nutrition research and news.
  • Learn innovative practices from peers working in program development and evaluation.
  • Connect with fellow Section members and peers on APHA Connect.
  • Reap the benefits of the cross-sector perspective of the Food and Environment Working Group.

Develop a national network to further your career

  • Take advantage of opportunities for mentorship and networking.
  • Gain access to relevant job opportunities and professional development resources.
  • Find collaborators for future projects.
  • Meet friendly faces at Section meetings, APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition sessions and awards receptions.

Be a leader in public health nutrition

  • Recommend topics and speakers for the APHA Annual Meeting.
  • Influence the Section’s award nomination process.
  • Develop your professional persona.
  • Create lasting influence in public health nutrition through policy change, education and mentorship.

Learn more about the benefits of joining APHA.