Today’s Mom aims to improve the dietary and physical activity habits of moms-to-be in ways that are sustainable before, during and after pregnancy.
Today's Mom is a nutrition education program for moms-to-be. The leading contributor to infant mortality is low baby birth weight of less than 5 pounds. Today’s Mom teaches moms-to-be nutrition along with healthy lifestyle choices to help ensure successful birth outcomes. Eating well can help moms-to-be have healthy pregnancies and healthy babies. In conjunction with diet, physical activity can help them have a more comfortable pregnancy and easier delivery. Today’s Mom aims to improve the dietary and physical activity habits of moms-to-be in ways that are sustainable before, during, and after pregnancy.
Pregnancy is a wonderful experience. Caring for your baby while you’re pregnant really comes down to one simple task: taking good care of yourself. Pregnancy is a special time in your life. Until you have the baby, you are his or her sole provider. You will be providing for your baby through the foods you eat and your physical activities.
During pregnancy, women experience a number of changes. Hormonal levels change. Blood sugar levels sometimes go wild. The digestive processes slow down and the stomach begins to secrete less acid. These are all part of being pregnant and can cause many of the discomforts experienced.
Today’s Mom is comprised of a series of six lessons, each containing clearly stated goals. Each lesson contains interactive activities designed to help moms-to-be learn to make healthy diet and physical activity choices for themselves and their babies.
Lesson 1: Hello Baby
Lesson 2: Building Baby
Lesson 3: Feeding Baby
Lesson 4: Fun in the Kitchen with Baby
Lesson 5: On the Run with Baby
Lesson 6: Welcome Home Baby
All materials used in the lessons follow the most current food recommendations and standards of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the United States Department of Agriculture.
Pregnancy is a time in life when nutrition is most important. If done correctly, a vegetarian diet can provide all the nutrients for the mother and baby to be healthy.