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


The Division of MCH Workforce Development nutrition programs provide graduate education, continuing education, and consultation and technical assistance to State Title V agencies and other MCH-related organizations and agencies. 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 Health Services and Resource Administration’s Maternal and Child Health Bureau training grant, which funds the University of Tennessee’s MCH Nutrition Leadership Education and Training Program, 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.┬áThe MCH Nutrition Leadership, Education, and Training Program at the University of Tennessee is one of only eight 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, MPH, RDN, LDN
Associate Professor of Practice
Director, Public Health Nutrition Graduate Program
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, $223,777, and 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.