The National Maternal Nutrition Intensive Course is being held on July 30-31, 2024.

The registration fee of $35.00 per person includes program sessions and a continuing education certificate for up to 7.0 contact hours of professional continuing education or 0.7 Continuing Education Units (CEUs). 

Viewing details and information will be sent as registration requests are received. Individuals may join us in-person on the University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus or live online via Zoom webinar.

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.

This activity is pending approval by the Commission on Dietetic Registration for 7.0 CPEs, Level 2.


2024 Conference Presentations & Speakers

Tuesday, July 30, 2024

Dollar store perceptions, shopping behaviors, and opportunities for healthy retail: A national survey of shoppers with low incomes
Sara John, PhD
Deputy Director, Center for Science in the Public Interest
Washington, DC

A WIC Workforce Developmental Strategy
Craig A. Hassel, PhD
Associate Professor, Extension Nutritionist
Department of Food Science and Nutrition
University of Minnesota

Belkis Santiago-Martinez
Extension Educator, Health and Nutrition – Health Food Access,
University of Minnesota Extension, Regional Office Farmington

Medically tailored meals and healthy pregnancy outcomes
Leah Hébert Welles
Chief Executive Officer, Open Arms of Minnesota

Wednesday, July 31, 2024

Examining the role of food parenting practices in the development of children’s eating behaviors and their relationship with food
Katie Loth, PhD, MPH, RD
Assistant Professor, Associate Vice Chair for Faculty Affairs
Department of Family Medicine and Community Health
University of Minnesota Medical School

Fruit and vegetable consumption in schools: Are salad bars an effective strategy for improving consumption?
Meg Bruening, PhD, MPH, RD
Professor of Nutritional Sciences, Department Head
College of Health and Human Development
Penn State University

“I think it affects the whole family because all of us are talking about it.” Latin American parents’ perceptions of discussing and managing their child’s weight.
Lenora Goodman, MPH, RDN
Predoctoral Fellow
School of Public Health, University of Minnesota


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.

Registration and Cancellation

Individuals may register with a credit card. Group registration is available. Please email cpheo@umn.edu for more information.

A refund for the program can be made if written notice of cancellation is received by July 15, 2024. 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, 2024, at 11:55 pm CT at which time the program will close.


This program is eligible for:

  • 7 contact hours of professional continuing education
  • 7 CPEs, Level 2, pending approval by the Commission on Dietetic Registration
  • 7 CPH recertification credits
  • 0.70 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

Contact Us

Continuing Public Health Education and Outreach: cpheo@umn.edu.

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