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Title:Teen Parents: Nutrition Curriculum for Pregnant and Parenting Teens
Alt. Title:Teen Parents curriculum
Pub. date: 6/07
Includes: complete curriculum
Audience: Multiple Audiences, Pregnant/Breast feeding, Parents, Teenage Parents
Language: English
Description:Teen Parents is a nutrition curriculum that teaches pregnant and parenting teens how to make the healthiest choices for their bodies and their babies. The curriculum supports the National Health Education Standards and the State of Missouri Education Standards. It is available online as a PDF or printed copies can be ordered. The printed curriculum fits into a three-ring binder and includes tabs for easy organization of each lesson, and 38 handouts designed to be copied.
Funding Source: EFNEP and FSNE
Details
Developer: Barbara Willenberg, Ellen Schuster
Organization: University of Missouri-Columbia
Mail: schusterer@missouri.edu
Length: 12 lessons
Pilot Testing: Feedback from educators who use these materials.
Assessment instrument Used? no
Reviewers Comments:

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.

Availability
View/download files: 
HTML Link to complete lessons (available in PDF format):: http://extension.missouri.edu/p/N715
Contact the Distributor:
    Distributor: University of Missouri - Columbia
    Mail: 2800 Maguire Blvd.
Columbia, MO 65211
    Phone: 800-292-0969
    Fax: 573-884-5038
    E-mail: extpubs@missouri.edu
    Ordering: see Extension Publications
    Order URL:Web Address
    Cost: 18.00 per printed copies or free download
    Avail. in Qty: No

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