2023 National Maternal Nutrition Intensive Course

Live Virtual Program

July 26 – 27
Online Zoom Webinar

The live virtual program event has ended. We look forward to seeing you in 2024.

Fully Online Distance Program

$35/per person

September 1 – December 31
Online, self-led course with recorded presentations from live webinar.

Register for the online distance program here

Learn more about our offerings:

If you are seeking a registration portal for your organization for either program, please complete the form at z.umn.edu/MNICgroup.

This continuing education program focuses on the improvement of maternal and infant health through the delivery of risk-appropriate high-quality nutrition services.

The purpose of this activity is to enable the learner to:

  1. describe ways that nutrition programs and services can improve maternal, fetal and child health outcomes;
  2. discuss the effects of maternal and child eating behaviors and patterns on birth outcomes, infant and child health and development; and
  3. identify characteristics of effective programs, services, outreach, research and evaluation needed to improve maternal, infant and child health, nutrition and food security.

Who Should Attend

This continuing education program is designed for dietitians, nutritionists, certified nurse midwives, registered nurses and nurse practitioners, physicians and public health professionals who serve preconceptual, pregnant, postpartum and breastfeeding women, infants, children and families.

Presentations and Speakers

Implementing the New AAP Guidelines for Children and Adolescents with Obesity
Sarah Raatz, MD, MS

Weight Inclusive Approaches to MCH Nutrition: Review of Literature
Huda Gass
Brianna Juma Caverzagie

Making Shift Happen: Applying Weight Inclusive Practices to Policy and Systems
Taylor Aasand, MPH, RDN, CEDS
Jennie Altman, MS, RDN
Emily Moree, MPA, RDN, IBCLC

Using Positive Deviance Concepts to Improve WIC Counseling
Jamie Stang, PhD, MPH, RDN
Rebecca Gruenes, MS
Krista Nagel
Mai Thao

Early Child Nutrition: From Birth to Five Years
Heather Hamner, PhD, MS, MPH

Cannabis Use in Pregnancy and Lactation
Stacy Miller, PhD, RDN, CLC

Moving towards a whole-child approach: Incorporating social emotional learning into youth programming
Katherine Arlinghaus, PhD, MS, RD
Adrianna Bell, BSN, RN, PHN
Lenora Goodman, MPH, RDN


This program is eligible for:

  • 8 contact hours of professional continuing education
  • 8 CPEs, Level 2, approved by the Commission on Dietetic Registration
  • 8 CPH recertification credits
  • 0.80 continuing Education Units (CEUs)


Maternal & Child Health Bureau Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, Grant No. T79MC00007-32-00


School of Public Health Continuing Education

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