March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation. 1988. Maternal nutrition: Contemporary approaches to interdisciplinary care. White Plains, NY: March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation, 10 v.
Annotation: This teaching curriculum is composed of 10 modules, each designed to be conducted as a seminar for a small interdisciplinary group of maternal health care professionals. Each set of curriculum materials is valued at over $400.00 and is packaged in 10 three-ring binders and includes 800 printed pages, a videotape, and over 400 slides. The course, developed at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, emphasizes the relationship of good nutrition both preconceptionally and during pregnancy to optimal pregnancy outcomes and addresses many topics including preconceptional nutrition, nutrition during pregnancy, high risk pregnancy, substance abuse, cultural influences on eating, guiding women to healthful food choices, counseling skills, community resources advocacy, and evaluating nutrition interventions. The titles of the ten modules are: 1. The Seamless Web of Influences: Linking Nutrition in Pregnancy with Birth Outcomes; 2. Planning for the Future: Preconceptional Health Care; 3. Eating for Health Outcomes: Nutrition during Pregnancy; 4. Special Diets for Special People: Nutrition Care for the Mother at Risk; 5. Better Living Without Chemistry: Smoking, Drinking, and Drugs in Pregnancy; 6. Pizza, Pickles, and Pica: Cultural Influences on Eating; 7. From Nutrient Needs to " What's for Dinner?:" Guiding Women to Healthful Food Choices; 8. Sharpening Counseling Skills: Working Together to Change Eating Habits; 9. The Community Connection: Resources for Pregnant Women; 10. So What's the Difference?: Measuring the Impact of Nutrition Interventions. Additional materials were added to the modules in February 1990.
Contact: March of Dimes, 1275 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains, NY 10605, Telephone: (914) 997-4488 Secondary Telephone: Web Site: http://www.marchofdimes.com Price unknown. Document Number: HRSA Info. Ctr. MCHC119.
Keywords: Adolescent pregnancy, Advocacy, Alcohol, Caffeine, Cocaine, Cultural factors, Food habits, Gestational diabetes, High risk pregnancy, Interdisciplinary approach, Marijuana, Maternal health, Maternal nutrition, Nutrition assessment, Nutrition counseling, Preconception care, Pregnancy induced hypertension, Quality assurance, Substance abuse, Teamwork, Tobacco, Vegetarianism