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MCH Nutrition Training Program

The purpose of this program is to promote the healthy nutrition of mothers, children, and families by establishing and enhancing nutrition centers of excellence to train future and current MCH nutrition professionals. MCH Nutrition Training Programs provide interdisciplinary graduate-level training in MCH nutrition and collaborate with the Title V Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Block Grant Program and other MCH programs to provide continuing education (CE) and technical assistance (TA) to local, state, and national organizations serving MCH populations. The program provides training in nutrition science, social determinants of health, primary prevention and population-based environmental and policy interventions, life course initiatives, program planning and links between epidemiology and public health practice. The program develops a well-trained, diverse workforce that can effectively design, manage, and deliver nutrition interventions that address population health goals and objectives; provide care in diverse clinical, community, and public health settings; and meet the emerging needs of the MCH population.


Pennsylvania State University
Grant Title: Translational Training, Education, and Leadership in MCH Nutrition: The TRANSCEND Program

Tulane University
Grant Title: Tulane MCH Nutrition Leadership Training Program

University of Alabama at Birmingham
Grant Title: Leadership Education in Pediatric Nutrition

University of California, Berkeley
Grant Title: Maternal and Child Health Nutrition Training Program

University of California, Los Angeles
Grant Title: Partners in Excellence for Leadership in MCH Nutrition

University of Minnesota
Grant Title: Maternal and Child Health Nutrition Training Program

University of Tennessee
Grant Title: Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Nutrition Leadership Education and Training Program 2023-2028

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