The annual Western MCH Nutrition Leadership Network meeting is confirmed for April 10-11 in Marina del Rey, California. Click here for details!
Western MCH Nutrition Partners - Mission
The Western Maternal and Child Health Nutrition Partners are a group of academic faculty and public health nutrition practitioners who are dedicated to improving the health of women, children and families through better nutrition.
The Partners come together to support leadership for MCH nutrition through training, continuing education and networking.
News & Announcements
Western MCH Nutrition Parter, Barbara Laraia, associate professor at University of California, Berkeley, was featured on the PBS NewsHour to explore the links between food insecurity and obesity. To access a transcript, please visit: http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/why-stress-and-money-woes-may-lead-to-weight-gain/
Congratulations to the Western MCH Nutrition Partners! The article, Life Course Perspective: Evidence for the Role of Nutrition, by Dena Herman, Marion Taylor Baer, Elizabeth Adams, Leslie Cunningham-Sabo, Nelida Duran, Donna Johnson, and Elizabeth Yakes, was published in the February 2014 issue of the Maternal and Child Health Journal.
The paper explores the critical importance of good nutrition as an essential part of comprehensive strategies to reduce adverse health consequences. Through the life course perspective, nutrition should be a priority across the lifespan, with targeted support during critical periods and a focus on the environmental and equity issues that put some populations at higher risk than others for poor health outcomes.
To access journal article, please click: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10995-013-1280-3
A research paper co-authored by former Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) trainee, Megan Patton-Lopez, has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior. The study, "Prevalence and Correlates of Food Insecurity Among Students Attending a Midsize Rural University in Oregon," found that food insecurity was a significant issue for over half of the college students surveyed. Congratulations to Megan and the OHSU Nutrition in MCH Leadership Training Program! To access the complete article, please visit http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1499404613007070#.
Visit the ACA Implementation Forum to share experiences, successes, and challenges in implementing the ACA in your state and specific health care venue!
MCH Nutrition Partners and NLN Members present abstracts of current MCH Nutrition programs being implemented in their respective states at the annual NLN Meeting. Click here to view the abstracts and progress updates submitted by Partners and Members!
Click here to download and print a flyer about the UCLA Partners in Excellence for Leadership in MCH Nutrition. The flyer can be used as a handout.