1. MCH Workforce Development
  2. Funded Projects
  3. MCH Nutrition Training Program

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.

Project Officer(s):  Meredith Morrissette, MPH 

Funded Projects:

  1. Pennsylvania State University
    Grant Title: Translational Training, Education, and Leadership in MCH Nutrition: The TRANSCEND Program
    Location: University Park, PA
    Region: 3

  2. Tulane University
    Grant Title: Tulane MCH Nutrition Leadership Training Program
    Location: New Orleans, LA
    Region: 6

  3. University of Alabama at Birmingham
    Grant Title: Leadership Education in Pediatric Nutrition
    Location: Birmingham, AL
    Region: 4

  4. University of California, Berkeley
    Grant Title: Maternal and Child Health Nutrition Training Program
    Location: Berkeley, CA
    Region: 9

  5. University of California, Los Angeles
    Grant Title: Partners in Excellence for Leadership in MCH Nutrition
    Location: Los Angeles, CA
    Region: 9

  6. University of Minnesota
    Grant Title: Maternal and Child Health Nutrition Training Program
    Location: Minneapolis, MN
    Region: 5

  7. University of Tennessee
    Grant Title: Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Nutrition Leadership Education and Training Program 2023-2028
    Location: Knoxville, TN
    Region: 4