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***Nutrition and Wellness Unit 5 Lesson 2 Contains the Following:

  • Lesson Slides
  • Info Document
  • Unit 5 Lesson 2 Notes Assignment
  • Nourishing the Newborn and Infant Assignment


What You Get When You Buy

  • Unit 5 Lesson 2: Infant Nutrition
  • Force Copy Link to Lesson Slides
  • Link to U5L2 Information Document
  • Link to 5.02 Infant Notes
  • Link to 5.02 Nourishing the Newborn and Infant Google Form Lesson Assignment
  • CANVA Template Links to Edit / Personalize Info Documents and Intro Notes


Lesson 2: Infant Nutrition (24 slides)

  • CA State Standard Addressed (adjust to match your state standard):
    • 5.1N Demonstrate how nutritional needs are affected by age, gender, activity level, pregnancy, and health status.
  • Objectives Addressed: 
    • Explain the progression of types of foods and fluids appropriate for infants.
    • Explain why babies can not consume water.
    • Describe the frequency of feeding for babies.
    • Identify the benefits of breast milk.
    • Identify supplement use for infants.
    • Identify infants with special nutrient needs.
  • Terms Addressed: infant, infant nutrition, breastfeeding, nursing, breast milk, growth factors, immune factors, formula feeding, iron-fortified formula, solid foods, baby supplements. Discussion: Why do dietary needs differ among age groups? 
  • Discussion: How could a healthy diet for one person be an unhealthy diet for another?
  • Why Babies Can’t Drink Water Video and Follow Up Questions
  • Baby Supplements Video
  • Check for Understanding
  • 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 2: Info Document 

  • Lesson 2 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 infant and the importance of proper infant nutrition.
    • Outlines what a baby should consume during the first 5 months of life.
    • Describes breastfeeding and why it’s the preferred feeding method for infants.
    • Explains the growth and immune factors that breast milk contains. 
    • Outlines the transition to solid foods.
    • Discusses baby supplements.


Lesson 2: Assignments

  • 5.02 Infant Nutrition Notes 
    • Notes directly correspond with the Unit 5 Lesson 2 Info Document 
    • Students are instructed to answer various questions regarding infant nutrition, preferred feeding method, growth and immune factor, transition to solid foods, and baby supplements.
  • 5.02 Nourishing the Newborn and Infant Google Form Lesson Assignment 
    • Students are instructed to read 2 small articles by the University of Kentucky:
      • Nourishing the Newborn: Birth to Four Months 
      • Nourishing the Older Infant: Four to Twelve Months 
    • Students are asked questions regarding the articles.
    • Contains mostly reading comprehension questions. 
    • Contains a case scenario question.
    • Google Form contains cute baby GIFs throughout. 



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Unit 5 Lesson 2: Infant Nutrition

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