Nutrition and Fetal Development

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Kalli Dykema
CFS 431
Individual Paper

Nutrition and Fetal Development

My group chose to do our presentation on the subject of nutrition and fetal development; we thought it would be both fun and interesting so that’s why we chose this topic. The five main sub-topics we chose to research were the placentas role, healthy and unhealthy pregnancies, foods to avoid during pregnancy, and special circumstances. Emily’s topic was the placentas role, Katelyn’s topic was foods to avoid during pregnancy, and Greta’s topic was special circumstances. Christa and I researched the topic of healthy and unhealthy pregnancies and both found lots of information to use in our power point; we actually had so much information that we had to narrow it down because of the time limit put on the presentations. I think all five of us worked really well together, and each played a part in putting together our presentation and group paper. We met quite a few times as a group at the college and basically did the whole presentation together. For the group paper we each typed up a paragraph and then sent it to Greta, who put it together. Christa and I had the topic of healthy and unhealthy pregnancies. At first, Christa and I just researched separately and each found important information. Then, when our whole group met we went through the information that we both found and combined it all. However, there was some information that was doubled up because we were both researching, but that didn’t seem to be a problem. We took the most important information that we found and talked about it in our presentation. First, I looked up and found information on healthy pregnancies. Mainly essential nutrients, prenatal vitamins, brain development, and safe weight gain is what the information that I found consisted of. A pregnant woman’s diet should include proteins, carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals, and fats. They should eat at least five portions of fruits and vegetables a...
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