ASTHO Publication

Salt and Your State: Using Purchasing Power to Improve Nutrition and Health (Webinar Archive)


  • Presented by ASTHO and sponsored by the CDC Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention, this webinar provided an overview on how nutrition, including sodium reduction, can be improved through procurement policies that require foods purchased, provided, or made available to meet minimum nutritional standards.

    Participants heard about the new HHS guidelines on procurement, followed by presentations on developing and implementing procurement standards at the state and local level.

    This webinar aired on February 22, 2011 and featured presentations from:

    • John Auerbach, Commissioner, Massachusetts Department of Public Health, and ASTHO President; Dr. Lauren Smith, Medical Director, Massachusetts Department of Public Health
    • Dr. Christine Johnson, Director of Nutrition Policy, Cardiovascular Disease Prevention and Control Program, New York City Department of Health
    • Dr. Tony Kuo, Director, Office of Senior Health, Director of Research and Evaluation, Division of Chronic Disease, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health
    • Dr. Anne Haddix, Senior Policy Advisor to the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, CDC