Department of Nutrition

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Nutrition Leadership, Education, and Training Program

The Division of MCH Workforce Development nutrition projects provide long-term graduate education and short-term continuing education. This training focuses on leadership in pediatric and maternal nutrition and provides both clinical and public health approaches to working with mothers, infants, children, and youth.

This US Public Health Service, Maternal and Child Health Bureau training grant is a prestigious award, which helps address the need to provide well-trained public health nutrition leaders with special interests in the maternal and child population.

The Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Nutrition Leadership, Education, and Training Program at the University of Tennessee is one of only six programs in the country for nutrition leadership education and training for the maternal and child population.

For more information on the MCH Nutrition Leadership, Education, and Training Program contact:

Marsha Spence, PhD, MS-MPH, RD, LDN
Associate Professor of Practice
Director, Public Health Nutrition
Department of Nutrition
1215 Cumberland Avenue
The University of Tennessee
Knoxville, TN 37996-1920
Email: mspence@utk.edu
Phone: 865-974-6265
Fax: 865-974-3491


This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number T79MC09805, Leadership Education in Maternal and Child Health Nutrition, $176,649, 50% funded by the University of Tennessee, Department of Nutrition. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.

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