A dynamic resource created by the Association of State Public Health Nutritionists (ASPHN) for public health nutrition professionals to increase their knowledge and skills.

Dedicated to the continued support and valuable work of public health nutritionists

ASPHN’s Public Health Nutrition (PHN) website has been developed as a continuation of the work and partnership of the Association of State Public Health Nutritionists  (ASPHN) with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Public Health/Community Nutrition Practice Group.  The categories of practice listed on this site are based on public health, cross-cutting competencies, the Academy’s public health nutrition competencies, and other  standards of practice. The resources and trainings on the Public Health Nutrition site are available for public health nutritionists to utilize to increase knowledge and skills within the public health arena.
NEW TRAINING GUIDE AND RESOURCE – Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Public Health/Community Nutrition Practice Group.  The Guide is a comprehensive curriculum for practitioners, program administrators, and educators to develop and enhance the knowledge and skills expected of nutrition professionals practicing in public health and community nutrition. This material was developed through the collaboration of the Public Health/Community Nutrition Practice Group (PHCNPG), a dietetic practice group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and the Association of State Public Health Nutritionists (ASPHN). It has been approved by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

See valuable training and resources here.


PHN Categories of Practice

This site is a dynamic resource for public health nutritionists/RDNs. The broad, Public Health Nutrition Categories of Practice (Nutrition, Advocacy, Communication, Research, PSE, and Leadership) contain many sub-categories that are called “indicators.” Some of these indicators are repeated under other relevant Categories of Practice. The easiest way to navigate this site is to find the Category, and then the Indicator that you are interested in, then click on the resources listed below that Indicator. Some of the resources are actual trainings. Some are references for additional reading or content-based web sites.


ASPHN’s desire is to provide dynamic and current resource content on this site.   To do that effectively, we rely on nutrition professionals to provide real-time input and resource/training suggestions.  Please submit content that could enhance the experience of our web site visitors!

On every page, we have a form titled Submit Content. It is our desire to keep the most updated and highest-quality resource bank as possible.  If you know about a training or resource, please click below and fill out the form to let us know.