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Application now open for Leadership Education in Pediatric Nutrition Program

Program Goal

To improve the nutritional health status of infants, children, adolescents and families by providing leadership training, education, and collaboration to health professionals to improve their knowledge and skills in MCH nutrition and physical activity.


Long-term training is provided for graduate and post-graduate dietitians which includes stipend support. Training is also provided to other nutrition and health professionals via the Pediatric Intensive Course, Advance Motivational Interviewing, and Behavioral Counseling Institute.


  • Seeking experiences in Pediatrics/MCH Nutrition with a focus on adolescent Eating Disorders and weight management

    Commit to training for the academic year (August-May) with 20 hours/week which includes both didactic, clinical and community engagement.

    Graduation from a DPD program, with MS or working on MS and registration eligible


  • Training from faculty experienced in nutrition and interprofessional  faculty in pediatric/adolescent medicine

    Didactic and community experiences in pediatrics/maternal and child health nutrition

    Reimbursement for travel, registration and lodging to a national meeting (when available)

    Monthly Stipend + modest tuition support


Faculty and trainees participate in clinical and community research related to nutrition and physical activity. Some areas of research interest include: Childhood/Adolescent Obesity, Eating Disorders, School-based interventions, and Behavioral Counseling.


Interdisciplinary care focuses on child and adolescent health and nutritional issues including obesity, eating disorders, metabolic diseases, musculoskeletal health, weight loss, weight gain, and sports nutrition.

310 Children's Park Place
1600 5th Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35233

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