Real Food for PregnancyThe Science and Wisdom of Optimal Prenatal Nutrition
Popular book with a nutrition focus on health of the mother and baby! For practitioners looking for current prenatal evidence-based research mixed with applied clinical experience this is the course! Lily outlines the problems with current prenatal nutrition guidelines. She offers over 930 citations to explain and back up her guidelines. CDCES, CHES approved.
Real Food…should find its way into every medical school and prenatal clinic. It’s amazingly well-referenced and more in-depth than many textbooks. – Mark Cucuzzella, MD, FAAFP, Professor West Virginia University School of Medicine
Lily has bravely called out where we have gone wrong with prenatal nutrition and artfully combines modern science3 with traditional wisdom in a must-read for anyone who is pregnant or planning to have a baby. – Ayla Barmmer, MS, RD, Boston Functional Nutrition
Level 1 & 2 CPE
Suggested Performance Indicators: 1.1.1,1.1.5, 1.4.2, 1.5.1, 2.1.1, 2.2.1, 2.3.1, 4.1.1, 4.1.5, 6.1.1, 8.1.1, 8.1.2, 8.1.4, 8.2.1, 8.3.1, 8.4.1, 9.1.1, 9.4.1, 10.1.1, 10.2.9, 10.3.1, 10.4.1, 10.5.1, 10.6.1
CPE Type: 740 Online/Web-based
Upon completion of this course, the user will be able to:
- Discuss three concerns about eating a high-carbohydrate diet while pregnant.
- Explain one benefit to a developing baby of the following: fatty fish, egg yolks, liver, and glycine.
- Explain one benefit to a pregnant woman of the following: selenium, K2, adequate iron, higher protein, and heavy cream.
- Discuss three nutritional concerns for a pregnant woman eating a vegan or vegetarian diet.
- Describe one reason for a precaution for a pregnant woman consuming the following: caffeine, artificial sweeteners, and trans-fat.
- Explain why blood sugar regulation is so important while pregnant.
- Describe the relationship between a pregnant woman having a high A1c in her first trimester and developing gestational diabetes. Give one way to help avoid getting it.
- List three benefits of exercise during pregnancy.
- Explain which glucose testing option is best for a pregnant woman following a low carbohydrate diet.
- Identify a common source of the following harmful products: perfluorinated chemicals (PFCs), Roundup, parabens, bisphenol-A (BPA), and fluoride.
- Discuss five breastfeeding recommendations to make it more successful, including food intake and supplements.
Why we chose this book
Lily Nichols, RDN, CDCES, is a forward-thinker in the dietetic profession. Through her research of the literature and her applied clinical experience with pregnant women, including women with gestational diabetes, Lily has evolved to recommend a higher protein, nutrient dense, lower carb diet with healthy fats.
About the author
Lily Nichols, RDN, CDCES, has helped tens of thousands of women manage their gestational diabetes, and influence nutrition policies internationally. She is a sought after consultant and speaker.