A Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Nutrition Traineeship (stipend and tuition support) is offered each year to a CSU community nutrition or CSPH public health nutrition graduate student with prior experience and a passion for improving child and family health. The trainee is prepared for leadership in nutrition practice, policy and advocacy for mothers, families, children and youth. The traineeship is funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau offered through the MCH Nutrition Leadership Training Program at UCLA’s School of Public Health, in collaboration with partners at Colorado State University, Arizona State University, Oregon Health and Sciences University, and University of Washington. Trainees also attend a conference to learn more about MCH nutrition topics and interact with MCH nutrition leaders in the western states. Opportunities to participate in a national meeting with academic partners and trainees throughout the US may also be possible. Together trainees complete a leadership project advocating for MCH nutrition. Any incoming CSU FSHN or Colorado School of Public Health graduate students interested in this opportunity should contact Dr. Cunningham-Sabo (email@example.com). Students who are Registered Dietitian Nutritionists or with aspirations to become one, and who are from a diverse background are especially encouraged to apply.