Leadership, Education & Training Program (LET)

What is the LET Program?

The Leadership, Education and Training (LET) Program in Maternal & Child Nutrition provides graduate education and training and continuing education programs for Registered Dietitians, nutritionists and other health professionals who are interested in developing a specialization in maternal and child nutrition.

About LET

The LET program is part of the graduate program in public health nutrition, located in the Division of Epidemiology within the School of Public Health at the University of Minnesota. Areas of faculty expertise and specialization include:

  • maternal nutrition
  • child and adolescent nutrition
  • prevention of eating disorder
  • childhood obesity
  • school and community nutrition intervention programs
  • dietary assessment methods
  • nutritional epidemiology
  • factors affecting child
  • adolescent growth and development.


This program is supported through a grant from the US Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Health Resources and Services Administration, Maternal and Child Health Bureau.


Continuing Education Opportunities in Maternal & Child Nutrition

The LET Program sponsors several local and state continuing education seminars each year.

In addition, we sponsor at least one regional and national continuing education conference each year for health care professionals who are interested in maternal and child nutrition.

Information on up-coming conferences is listed below.