The National Maternal Nutrition Intensive Course distance program will be available from September 1-December 31, 2023.

Registration will close on November 30, 2023.

The distance program will be offered at a flat rate per person, so individuals may view any combination of distance sessions. The registration fee of $35.00 per person includes program sessions and a continuing education certificate for up to 8.0 contact hours of professional continuing education or Continuing Education Units (CEUs).

Viewing details and information will be sent as registration requests are received.

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

This activity is approved by the Commission on Dietetic Registration for 8.0 CPEs, Level 2.


2023 Conference Presentations & 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


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 for the distance program with a credit card. Group registration is available. Please email cpheo@umn.edu for more information.

Registration will be open until November 30, 2023. A refund for the distance program can be made if written notice of cancellation is received by December 1, 2023, and must be prior to accessing the materials. 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.

The distance program will be available September 1 (beginning at noon central time)–December 31, 2023. All participants must view the videos, complete evaluations and print their certificates by December 31 at 11:55 pm CST at which time the program will close.


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

Contact Us

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

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Distance 2023 National Maternal Nutrition Intensive Course
Online, self paced
Sep 01, 2023 to Dec 31, 2023
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Self Paced Online  
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