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LEMCHN trainees 2019 2020(Lto R) Kristin Gunderson, Sydney Watkins, Emily Linde

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.


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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