Publication Date


Document Type

Student Project

First Advisor

Patterson, Julie

Degree Name

B.S. (Bachelor of Science)


School of Health Studies


Lactation is an important life stage that requires a unique emphasis on nutritional intake; existing educational materials on this topic do a poor job of meeting the needs of lactating parents. The purpose of this project was to work with a community partner, the DeKalb County WIC, to create educational materials that will address this issue. The creation of the educational materials was a multi-step process, involving exploration of the relationship between nutrition and lactation and collaboration with the established community partner. A written paper was synthesized, and three handouts were created. Each handout focused on a specific nutrient of concern for lactating parents and was accompanied with a recipe that emphasized the identified nutrient. The distribution of these educational materials is expected to improve the health of beneficiaries of the community partner.