These are PowerPoint presentations prepared for educators which can be used in various venues courtesy of Pennington Biomedical Research Center. Please feel free to download and use these free presentations.
Adult Health and Nutrition
The following presentations provide a multifaceted review of topics relating to obesity. Some of the presentations provide obesity information for adults while others discuss the burden of obesity on health, as well as the financial burden of obesity. Topics also include: diet and exercise in relation to obesity, socioeconomic status and race in relation to obesity, and options to treat obesity and its related complications.View Adult Obesity Handouts
The following presentations provide a multifaceted review of topics relating to diabetes. Overviews of Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome, and gestational diabetes (diabetes developing during pregnancy) are discussed. In addition, complications associated with both forms of diabetes are discussed along with measures to lower the risk for these complications. The importance of monitoring maternal glucose in relation to infant growth and development is also discussed.View Diabetes Handouts
The following presentations present a review of the literature for either a food or dietary component shown to provide health benefits beyond that of basic nutrition. The presentations contain: background information on the food/dietary component, a review of the literature, food sources and content in commonly consumed foods (if it is a dietary component), and its beneficial effects on health.View Functional Foods Handouts
Physical Activity & Health
Summarizes the important features of the book, “The Prenatal Prescription,” by Peter Nathanielsz, M.D., Ph.D. The main theme of the book is that many chronic health effects are programmed early on in the womb. Women can influence this to a large extent by following a healthy lifestyle when pregnant (i.e. providing good nutrition to the fetus, reducing maternal stress, avoiding alcohol, medication (herbal/OTC and prescription) and caffeine)View Prenatal Nutrition Handouts