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Objective Today Demonstrate an understanding of the nutritional considerations during pregnancy.
BMI Calculator Read the info on this link. Set a personal goal. Use this link to read about and calculate your personal BMI. Set a personal goal.
Read page 11. (#s on right side of handout) Highlight the answers to the following questions, and put the question # beside it. 1.A good diet will help you…. 2.Eating properly will help your baby … 3.Eating smart means… 4.How many extra calories does a pregnant woman need per day? 5.What vitamins and minerals are critical to eat during pregnancy? 6.How can a pregnant woman be sure she is getting enough of the right nutrients, even if she is lactose intolerant? 7.What is the most caffeine a pregnant woman should eat or drink a day? None is best!! 8.What items contain caffeine?
Folic Acid Can Prevent: Don’t Wait Until You Are Pregnant! Neural tube defect Cleft Palate
Sources of Folic Acid- Bank it up in advance!!!! The brain forms very early Certain vitamin supplements – check the label! Certain fortified and enriched cereals and breads, and grain products – check the label! Green vegetables, beans, peas Orange juice
Calcium – Put it in your bank now!!! Your body will naturally locate the calcium you have on hand (in your bones and teeth if necessary) and send it to the baby. You need to bank it up in order to have enough for baby and for you!
Critical Thinking Assignment Do not answer the summary questions at the bottom yet. Wait until we have finished learning about the facts, so your answers can be more complete. This worksheet represents a major test grade. Use your resources to complete the folic acid row of the table.
Caffeine May Surprise You! After previewing the list of foods and beverages with caffeine, move the items with caffeine to the appropriate place on the critical thinking worksheet, and add up the amount of caffeine mgs. you consumed.
Read pg 12. Highlight the answers to the following questions, and put the question # beside it. 9. Food safety problems can cause birth defects, miscarriage, allergic reactions in the baby, and risks to the mother. Therefore avoid:______ 10. How can hotdogs, deli or lunch meat be made safe to eat? 11. If food allergies run in your or your partner’s family you should ______ during pregnancy. 12. On average a pregnant mom who gains about 29 pounds will have a baby that weighs ____ lbs. 13. NA
Read pg 13. Highlight the answers to the following questions, and put the question # beside it. 14. What are the risks of being overweight when you begin your pregnancy? 15. What are the risks of being underweight when you begin your pregnancy? 16. What is a healthy BMI? After you check your BMI online, include your conclusion in your answer of question #1 of the critical thinking assignment If your weight is normal when you conceive, how much more should you gain during pregnancy? 18. If you are overweight to begin with, how much more should you gain during pregnancy? 19. If you are underweight to begin with, how much more should you gain during pregnancy?
When is a good thing not a good thing? When you overdo it!
Read pg 13. Highlight the portion hints for each group Example – grains group – a CD and an egg sized…
How Can Family, Friends, & Even Strangers Help Mama-to- be eat right? Set a good….. __________ ___________
Use what you have learned, and Mypyramid.gov for moms to be, to complete the table on your Critical Thinking assignment. Accuracy counts! Put it all together and complete the summary questions. This assignment is due______. Mypyramid.gov for moms to be