Live Virtual Program

Registration Fee: $35/person

2023 Dates
July 26 – 27
Online Zoom Webinar

The live virtual program event has ended. Please join us in the Fully Online Distance Program for recorded presentations from the 2023 live webinar. We look forward to seeing you in 2024.

About the Live VirtualĀ  Program

The National Maternal Nutrition Intensive Course is being held on July 26 and July 27. This virtual program will be a synchronous online webinar hosted through Zoom. Presentations will be given at central time.


The registration fee of $35.00 per person includes program sessions and a continuing education certificate for professional continuing education contact hours or units. If you are seeking a registration portal for your organization for either program, please complete the form at


Day 1: Wednesday, July 26 | 12:00 PM – 4:30 PM (CDT)

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Implementing the New AAP Guidelines for Children and Adolescents with Obesity
Sarah Raatz, MD, MS

1:05 PM – 1:35 PM
Weight Inclusive Approaches to MCH Nutrition: Review of the Literature
Huda Gass
Brianna Juma Caverzagie

1:45 PM – 3:15 PM
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

3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Using Positive Deviance Concepts to Improve WIC Counseling
Rebecca Gruenes, MS
Jamie Stang, PhD, MPH, RDN
Krista Nagel
Mai Thao

Day 2: Thursday, July 27 | 12:00 PM – 4:30 PM (CDT)

12:00 PM – 1:15 PM
Early Child Nutrition: From Birth to Five Years
Heather Hamner, PhD, MS, MPH

1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Cannabis Use in Pregnancy and Lactation
Stacy Miller, PhD, RDN, CLC

3:15 PM – 4:30 PM
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 will be 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)

Cancellation Policy

A refund for the live program can be made if written notice of cancellation is received by July 19. No-shows will be billed for the full amount. A full refund will be made if the program is not held. The University of Minnesota reserves the right to cancel the live or recorded program if necessary.

All participants must view the videos, complete evaluations and print their certificates by August 31 at 11:55 pm CT at which time the program will close.

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