Nutrition for Pregnancy and Lactation – NUTR 646

CG • Section 8WK • 07/01/2018 to 12/31/2199 • Modified 02/09/2022

Course Description

An introduction to the nutritional requirements during pregnancy and lactation. Main topics include: maternal nutrition during pregnancy and lactation, composition of human milk and formula, feeding practices of infants and toddlers, and the nutrient requirements of infants.

For information regarding prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog.


Because of the vital role of nutrition in preconception, pregnancy and lactation this class is an essential component for the Masters in Science program. While students may enter the class with an awareness of the general importance of nutrition in these stages, it is through the material covered in this class they will learn about the specifics of preconception nutrition, nutrition during pregnancy and lactation. Students will reflect on how to view these topic through the lens of God’s Word.

Course Assignment

After reading the Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in the Course Overview.

The student will complete four Discussions. Each discussion will consist of a thread and at least two replies. The instructor is looking for substantial, thoughtful, and critical discussions.

The student will examine, analyze and synthesize information from literature on various topics related to nutrition in pregnancy and lactation. All assignments must be completed in current AMA format.

The student will answer true/false, multiple choice, fill in the blank, essay and/or short answer questions about the topics covered in the textbook readings, presentations and journal articles.