The UBC Learning Circle presents the third session of our Aboriginal Nutrition Webinar & Videoconference series. This series of five sessions about the relationship between healthy eating and wellness throughout the life course is presented by health professionals from the First Nations Health Authority.
Healthy Eating in Pregnancy and Early Childhood
Gerry Kasten, Registered Dietitian (FNHA) will be reviewing the latest recommendations for infant feeding, but with an eye to the practical:
- Choosing foods for mom while she’s pregnant (and some suggestions for those times when she’s maybe not feeling her best!)
- Breastfeeding and formula feeding and some of the issues that can come up
- And some of the things to watch for while introducing solid to your infant: textures and flavours, and even some of the foods that are risky for infants
All are welcome to attend and participate in this FREE live videoconference and computer webinar session.
Date: Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Time: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Where: Participate live via videoconference OR computer webinar. Want to know the difference between videoconference and computer webinar? Click here to find out.
Registration: Click here to register. Pre-registration is required to attend this free live event.
At the end of the session participants will be able to:
- Identify and choose foods that will help meet the increased caloric and micronutrient needs of pregnancy
- Access and critique resources on optimal weight gain during pregnancy
- Itemize two or more benefits of breastfeeding to either mother or infant
- Access information on the steps that can be implemented to increase the duration of breastfeeding among First Nations women
- Itemize two or more types of breast milk substitutes available in the marketplace.
- Outline the optimal order of introduction of solid foods
- Outline the two key concepts of the Division of Responsibility in Feeding
About the Presenter
Gerry Kasten has worked with food all of his life. He was born to a farming family and still helps his brother bring in the harvest each year. He has received an Honours Diploma in Commercial Cooking, and Bachelors & Masters degrees in Nutrition. He has worked in Public Health in British Columbia for the past twenty-two years and is also a Sessional Instructor in UBC’s Dietetics program. He is currently the co-chair of Health Canada’s Infant Feeding Expert Advisory Group. He wants to live in a world where people celebrate food, sharing it with those they love, taking its pleasure without restraint because its flavour saturates their most sensuous appetites.
PowerPoint Presentation Now Available
Click here to download a PDF copy of the PowerPoint that was shown at today’s presentation.