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MCH Nutrition Grantee Projects:

Leadership Education in MCH Nutrition:
Currently six centers of excellence are funded to provide leadership education and training for graduate-level trainees and fellows and to deliver continuing education (CE) for the MCH nutrition workforce. These centers focus on clinical and public health nutrition to improve the health of infants, children, adolescents, children with special health care needs, mothers, and their families.


MCH Nutrition and the Affordable Care Act (ACA):


Training Initiative Highlights:

Highlights from the Annual Meeting of the Western MCH Nutrition Leadership Network

Emerging Leaders in MCH Nutrition Training Institute 2014-2015

Life Course Nutrition: Maternal and Child Health Strategies in Public Health
Description: This 75-minute online course, based on a life course framework, is designed to help public health leaders describe the role of maternal and child nutrition in population health and identify actions they can take to create equitable access to healthy foods and food environments.


See What Trainees are Doing:


Meetings, Webinars, and News Around the Network:

Fifth National Breastfeeding Coalitions Conference: Transforming Barriers into Bridges: Cultivate Your Community Leadership
DATE: August 2-4, 2014
LOCATION: Arlington, Virginia
DESCRIPTION: The United States Breastfeeding Committee (USBC) will be hosting the Fifth National Breastfeeding Coalitions Conference, August 2-4, 2014, in Arlington, Virginia. USBC is thrilled to convene this unique conference once again, with a continued focus on implementation of The Surgeon General's Call to Action to Support Breastfeeding through enhancement of breastfeeding coalitions' capacity to impact policy, systems, and environmental change. A new focus has also been placed this year on developing capacity and commitment to racial equity in breastfeeding support, as reflected in the theme: Transforming Barriers into Bridges: Cultivate Your Community Leadership.

Preventing Childhood Obesity Through Family Engagement and Policy: the Women’s Children’s and Family’s Health and Nutrition Conference
DATE: May 16, 2014. Minneapolis, MN.
CE hours available: 5.75
Conference topics include: Food Addiction & Obesity, Trends in Nutrition Quality of Restaurant Foods, Evaluating Health Eating & Activity Policies in Schools, Fetal Origins of Obesity, Risk & Protective Factors for Childhood Obesity in the Home Environment, and Promoting Family Meals and Teaching Cooking Skills in the Home Setting.
Register for the confernce at this link.

The National Maternal and Infant Nutrition Course
DATE: October 8-10, 2014. Minneapolis, MN.
DESCRIPTION: Distance viewing of the program will be Available Nov 1, 2014 – Jan 30, 2015. Select conference topics include: Nutrition and Infant Mortality Effects of Alcohol and Substance Use among Pregnant and Postpartum Women Nutrition, Obesity and Male Reproductive Health Baby-Led Weaning, Nutrition, Neonatal Growth and Cognitive Development Advancements in Motivational and Client-Centered Counseling Registration and conference information will be available in June at http://sph.umn.edu/ce/trainings/

Association of State Public Health Nutritionists (ASPHN) Annual Meeting
DATE: June 8 - 10, 2014
LOCATION: Minneapolis, MN

NIHCM webinar archive: Expanding Nutritional Counseling to Prevent Childhood Obesity
DATE: December 12, 2013 (archive avaialbe)
DESCRIPTION: Efforts to improve children’s nutrition have been gaining momentum, with new standards for school lunches in effect this year and community gardens in harvest across the country. Yet for many, the annual well-child visit continues to be a missed opportunity to address poor eating habits. Given the health risks of childhood obesity, offering positive, practical guidance on nutrition in a clinical setting could prove beneficial for protecting children’s long-term health.

Making It Work Toolkit
Workplace Toolkit, from New York The New York State Department of Health and the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children have developed the Making It Work Toolkit, an online resource for breastfeeding mothers returning to work or school. The toolkit is designed to provide assistance to breastfeeding mothers as well as tools and information for businesses and families. This project was funded through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Communities Putting Prevention to Work grant.

National Women's Health Week Graphic
In honor of National Women's Health Week, the U.S. Lactation Consultant Association has developed a graphic highlighting the important role of breastfeeding in women's health across the lifespan.



Recent Publications:


The Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the Nutrition Workforce: A Summary Report
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the
Nutrition Workforce: A Summary Report

 

Emerging Leaders in MCH Nutrition Training Institute

Emerging Leaders in MCH Nutrition
Training Institute 2014-2015

 

Links to story about Lisa Mays, a nutrition trainee
See What Trainees Are Doing



Links to a poster for National Women's Health Week
National Women's Health Week

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