Date of Award

2003

Document Type

Thesis

Department

Family and Consumer Sciences

First Advisor

Dr. Detri Brech

Second Advisor

Ms. Stacy Freeman

Third Advisor

Dr. Margo Turner

Abstract

Nutrition affects people's health. People often suffer illnesses and premature death that are largely due to poor dietary choices. Some people are aware that they are eating foods that are harmful and others eat poorly out of ignorance. Pregnancy is a time during the lifecycle when nutritional intake is of particular importance. Good choices can promote health and prevent major health problems or even death for the mother and the baby.

Many people are unaware of the benefits or consequences caused by the food they eat. Particularly low-income people may not be exposed to nutrition education. Many young people are not concerned with learning about health or they do not care. Since . pregnancy is a significant time nutritionally for the mother and the child, pregnant women should be educated about nutrition. In this study, I have researched the nutrition knowledge of clients at Crisis Pregnancy Centers and have developed educational materials for these people.

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