Real Food for Pregnancy (CHES)

Real Food for Pregnancy (CHES)

The Science and Wisdom of Optimal Prenatal Nutrition

This course is only for CHES professionals.

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

15-Hour Program I.D. #SS114228_RFP15  CHES 12 Hours / MCHES 3 Hours

Lily Nichols, RDN, CDCES
Course Expiration Date: Apr-05-2026
Course Performance Indicators: 1.4.2, 1.5.1, 4.1.5, 8.1.2, 9.1.1, 10.2.9
Product Name

Book Only (2500)

Regular price $29.00 $29.00

15 CE Online Test Only (2501CHES)

Regular price $121.00

15 CE Book & Online Test (2502CHES)

Regular price $145.00

Book Details

Author Lily Nichols, RDN, CDCES
Year Published 2018
Edition 1st Edition
Publisher Lily Nichols (self-published)
ISBN 978-0986295041
Format Paperback
Page Count 346
CDR Activity Numbers
  • 15 CE Online Test Only: 175574
  • 15 CE Book & Online Test: 175574

Course Objectives

CHES Competencies – 12 hours

1.1.2 Identify Priority Populations

1.2.4 Procure Secondary Data

2.2.4 Develop specific, measurable, achievable, realistic and time bound objectives

4.1.8 Adopt or modify existing instruments for collecting data

MCHES Competencies – 3 hours

4.1.5 Select an evaluation design model and the types of data to be collected. 

Upon completion of this course, the user will be able to:

  1. Discuss three concerns about eating a high-carbohydrate diet while pregnant.
  2. Explain one benefit to a developing baby of the following: fatty fish, egg yolks, liver, and glycine.
  3. Explain one benefit to a pregnant woman of the following: selenium, K2, adequate iron, higher protein, and heavy cream.
  4. Discuss three nutritional concerns for a pregnant woman eating a vegan or vegetarian diet.
  5. Describe one reason for a precaution for a pregnant woman consuming the following: caffeine, artificial sweeteners, and trans-fat.
  6. Explain why blood sugar regulation is so important while pregnant.
  7. 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.
  8. List three benefits of exercise during pregnancy.
  9. Explain which glucose testing option is best for a pregnant woman following a low carbohydrate diet.
  10. Identify a common source of the following harmful products: perfluorinated chemicals (PFCs), Roundup, parabens, bisphenol-A (BPA), and fluoride.
  11. Discuss five breastfeeding recommendations to make it more successful, including food intake and supplements.

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Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES)

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.