Nursing Workforce

Preparing America’s Most Trusted Workforce to Become Language Nutrition Coaches

Representing a workforce that reaches the largest percentage of the population of new and expectant parents, nurses are uniquely positioned to deliver language nutrition coaching.


  • Nearly all – 99% – new and expectant parents are seen by nurses between the third trimester of pregnancy and the child’s first birthday.

  • Between the third trimester of pregnancy and the baby’s first birthday, there are approximately 14 natural touch points between nurses and the parents and child. 
  • Health education is rooted in the origins of modern nursing and has become an increasingly important role played by nurses.

  • According to annual polling by Gallup, nurses are the most trusted profession in the United States.

  • Representing a national workforce of 2.8 million, nursing is the largest healthcare profession.


Talk With Me Baby: A curriculum for Nurses

Talk With Me Baby: A Curriculum for Nurses is designed for obstetric, neonatal and pediatric nurses, including nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, and midwives and has been approved by the Georgia State Nursing Association for one (1) Continuing Education Unit. (TWMB is currently developing two (2) and three (3) unit versions of the curriculum. Several colleges in Georgia have also begun to integrate this curriculum into their nurse training programs.)


Talk With Me Baby Nurse Training Materials 

Supplementary Materials

Talk With Me Baby is made possible by a grant from the United Way of Atlanta and is a collaborative effort among organizations.