Infant & Pediatric Feeding Process Management Practicum

The University of Michigan, C.S. Mott Children’s & Von Voigtlander Women’s Hospital, is excited to announce a learning opportunity in Infant and Pediatric Feeding Process Management. This innovative three-day practicum is hosted by the University of Michigan’s Milk Room. The Milk Room is a centralized operation which operates 24 hours/day, 7 days/week, to safely and accurately prepare infant and pediatric feedings of mixed formulas, as well as to store/fortify breast milk in the inpatient hospital setting.

Goals of Practicum:
1. To provide the Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN)/professional with a foundation in operational planning for implementation of a breast milk and/or formula preparation room.
2. To enable the RD to implement and utilize best practices to prepare breast milk and infant and pediatric mixed formula feedings in the hospital setting at the home institution.

Objectives of Practicum:
The RD/healthcare professional will:
1. Acquire or develop tools to implement a centralized, lean operation of feeding preparation at their home institution.
2. Adeptly discuss the criteria for utilizing best practices to prepare breast milk and infant and pediatric mixed formula feedings in the hospital setting.

Learning Activities:
The three day program will be precepted by the Milk Room Manager, a Registered Dietitian, from our Department of Patient Food and Nutrition Services. The learning activities will encompass, but are not limited to, the following broad domains to ensure complete understanding of the complex decision making processes involved in implementing a centralized feeding operation.

• Operational Planning
• Scope of Service Discussions and writing of Policies and Procedures
• Infection Control & Aseptic Technique
• Set Up Plan, including Equipment Needed & Procurement Considerations
• Necessary Staffing Model, Work Processes, and Training Plans
• Creating and Managing a Breast Milk Inventory System
• Order Processing, Standardized Orders, and Recipe Writing Process
• Team work with our Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
• Emergency Plans and Security Plans
• Quality Improvement Efforts

Upcoming Practicum Dates for 2017:

June 19-21, August 21-23, October 23-25, December 11-13

CPEU: Participants will receive 20 CPEU credits
Cost: The registration fee for the 3 day practicum is $1,000. The practicum fee applies for attendance of up to three individuals from one institution. The candidate(s) is responsible for any additional costs associated with lodging, travel, and meals.

Interested candidates may contact Sara Tutor, RD, CNSC, CLC –Milk Room Manager at to reserve a spot in this exciting learning opportunity!

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Infant and Pediatric Nutrition Specialty Conference

Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan - Patient Food and Nutrition Services is proud to announce our Infant and Pediatric Nutrition Specialty Conference

November 13-14, 2017

PROGRAM Highlights:

  • Malnutrition
  • Ketogenic Diet Therapies
  • Skimmed Breastmilk for Chylothorax
  • Blenderized Tube Feedings
  • Short Gut Micronutrients
  • Eating Disorders
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Patient Safety/Milk Room
  • Behavioral Feeding
  • Nutrition in Long Term Pediatric BMT Survivors
  • Nutrition in Intensive Care Unit
  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and Human Milk-Based Human Milk Fortifier

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Advanced Practice Residency in High Risk Infants

The Medical University of South Carolina in beautiful CHARLESTON, SC has a newly-developed Advanced Practice Residency, “Nutritional Care for the High-Risk Infant”, which is an ACEND-approved training program for RDs with 5+ years of experience who are interested infant nutrition. It is a year-long, primarily distance-learning program, but also require 1-2 weeks in Charleston for the supervised practice component and year-end capstone presentation. This program will fulfill all 75 CPEUs required for the 5-year recertification process. Document hours spent will also be applied towards the 2,000 hour requirement needed for the CSP exam. The first “class” of 1-3 residents will begin in August 2015.

You can learn more about this APR program and information about the application process by visiting this website:
Applications are currently being accepted for the August 2015 class. 
Contact the RD Program Director, Carrie Finch at or 843-876-1471 with questions.
Alternate contact is Kelley Martin, Curriculum Consultant for the program at or 843-876-4304.


Food Allergy Management Certificate of Training Program

The Center for Professional Development, with experts in the field of food management, offers an online certificate program with a focus on food allergy management for all Academy members. Enjoy a reduced rate of $19 for each module.

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Pediatric Leadership Training Opportunity

Pediatric Leadership Training: Nutrition traineeship with a focus on children with neurodevelopmental disabilities and interdisciplinary care. The program provides a 10-12 month curriculum of didactic courses, interactive seminars, clinical and community-based practica, and systems level policy activities. Applicants for admission must be students currently enrolled in a master's or doctoral program or a graduate of such a program. Registered dietitians and nutrition graduate students who demonstrate leadership potential and have career goals to practice in the field of childhood developmental disabilities are encouraged to apply. Funds are available for tuition assistance and a stipend for qualified applicants.

For materials or more information, please contact Janet Willis at 804/828-0073, or e-mail Application materials and course information on the web site:

Maternal and Child Nutrition Traineeships

Four universities offer education and training opportunities in maternal and child nutrition to RDs seeking a master's or doctoral degree in public health nutrition. The programs vary in their emphasis and length of study, but all provide support in the form of tuition assistance, fees, and a monthly stipend. The US Maternal and Child Health Bureau, US Department of Health and Human Services funds these traineeships. Contact the individual university programs listed below for information and application materials.

University of California, Los Angeles
Department of Community Health Sciences
School of Public Health
10833 Le Conte Ave, Box 951772
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1772
Attn: Marion Taylor Baer, PhD, RD

University of Minnesota
Division of Epidemiology
School of Public Health
Suite 300, WBOB
1300 South 2nd Street
Minneapolis, MN 55454-1015
Attn: Jamie Stang, PhD, MPH, RD or Mary Story, PhD, RD
Email: or

University of North Carolina
Department of Nutrition
CB #7400
McGavran-Greenberg Hall
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7400
Attn: Jan Dodds, EdD, RD

The University of Tennessee
Department of Nutrition
1215 West Cumberland Avenue
229 JHB
Knoxville, TN 37996-1900
Attn: Betsy Haughton, EdD, RD
Carrie J. Barker
725 Brookridge Circle
Knoxville, TN 37920

Ketogenic Diet Training Seminar sponsored by The Charlie Foundation

On-site education seminar presented at your facility for your staff scheduled at your availability. The program is intended for dietitians, nurses, physicians and support staff. Protocols for ketogenic diet initiation, monitoring, and fine-tuning are outlined. PowerPoint presentations and discussion format. Award winning guides for professionals and caregivers. Scholarships are available to defray the cost of this program.

For further information contact Beth Zupec-Kania at 262-271-3479 or