The purpose of the Children's Healthy Weight State Capacity Building Program is to develop three state models in MCH nutrition integration, which can then be implemented and replicated in states nationwide. These state models will focus on (1) increasing the MCH nutrition competency of the state Title V workforce and (2) optimizing MCH nutrition-related data sources to contribute to data-driven programs and activities related to assessment, policy development, and assurance. The state models will increase access to high-quality, evidence-based nutrition services for MCH populations, including all women of childbearing age and their children, using innovative strategies to build state capacity to integrate nutrition statewide into Title V programs. This program will support states to strengthen, align, and coordinate current nutrition programs, services, and resources in order to build and expand capacity around MCH nutrition. The three participating states will be North Dakota, Oregon, and Wisconsin.
Project Officer(s): Meredith Morrissette, MPH
- Association of State Public Health Nutritionists
Grant Title: Children's Healthy Weight State Capacity Building Program
Location: Tucson, AZ