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***Nutrition and Wellness Unit 5 Lesson 1 Contains the Following:

  • Lesson Slides
  • Info Document
  • Unit 5 Lesson 1 Notes Assignment


What You Get When You Buy

  • Unit 5 Lesson 1: Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Nutrition
  • Force Copy Link to Lesson Slides
  • Link to U5L1 Information Document
  • Link to 5.01 Intro Notes
  • CANVA Template Links to Edit / Personalize Info Documents and Intro Notes


Lesson 1: Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Nutrition (29 slides)

  • CA State Standard Addressed (adjust to match your state standard):
    • 1.2 Research and discuss the practical use of current research-based guidelines for a nutritionally balanced diet.
    • 1.7N Describe nutrition practices that are important for the health of a pregnant woman and her baby.
    • 2.4N Analyze the impact of nutritional choices on future reproductive and prenatal health.
    • 5.1N Demonstrate how nutritional needs are affected by age, gender, activity level, pregnancy, and health status.
  • Objectives Addressed: 
    • Use credible resources to view and evaluate nutrition recommendations.
    • Explain the dietary and lifestyle habits pregnant women should incorporate.
    • Identify the benefits of breastfeeding.
  • Terms Addressed: lifecycle nutrition, pregnancy, breastfeeding, calories, variety, fiber, fluids, prenatal supplements, minerals, exercise, calcium, folate, iron, zinc, preeclampsia, gestational diabetes, constipation, nausea, Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), breast milk.
  • Discussion: Why do dietary needs differ among age groups? 
  • Discussion: How could a healthy diet for one person be an unhealthy diet for another?
  • USDA Web Tour and Facts Activity 
  • Live It: Importance of Nutrition During Pregnancy Video
  • Breastfeeding Nutrition Video 
  • In the “notes” section of the Slides there are some talking points, guides, and ideas, and essential questions for the teacher. 
  • Next Steps Slide includes instructions for what students should complete next.


Lesson 1: Info Document 

  • Lesson 1 Info Document contains information learned in the Slide Deck and then some.  Students can use the info docs as a “textbook” for the class. 
    • Defines lifecycle nutrition.
    • Discusses the nutritional needs of pregnant women: calories, variety, fiber, fluids, prenatal vitamins, minerals, and exercise. 
    • Describes what nutrition should look like for a breastfeeding mom.
    • Identifies benefits of breastmilk. 


Lesson 1: Assignments

  • 5.01 Unit Introduction Notes 
    • Notes directly correspond with the Unit 5 Lesson 1 Info Document 
    • Students are instructed to fill in the blank regarding information on lifecycle nutrition and pregnancy.  Students are asked to describe the importance, role, or guidelines suggested for each nutrient listed.  Students are asked 2 questions regarding breastfeeding.



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Unit 5 Lesson 1: Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Nutrition

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