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The curriculum includes 12 lessons. Each lesson involves knowledge and behavioral objectives, a list of supplies, background information, lesson preparations, core activities, student handouts, and additional activities. Also, they begin with a review of major concepts from the previous lesson (except lesson 1), and end with a review of major concepts from the current lesson.
Lesson topics include planning meals based on MyPyramid, avoiding foodborne illness, and recognizing available community resources. Other topics include special nutrient needs during pregnancy, weight gain, physical activity, and avoiding drugs and alcohol. The curriculum's hands on activities involve preparing formula and baby foods, comparing serving sizes and estimating unit pricing. There is also role-playing and Group Think activities to help students practice how to react in certain situations. Lessons include food tastings, and recipes, found on the Take a Taste for You and Your Baby recipe cards.
Some lessons incorporate outside materials that need to be obtained separately. These include videos, a MyPyramid for Pregnancy poster and handout, Teen Parents newsletters, What Should I Eat? wallet cards, and Take a Taste for You and Your Baby recipe cards. The ordering information for these additional items is included in the Curriculum Information section, on page 1-2.