March 29, 2017 - Webinar How to talk about healthy eating and weight gain in prenatal classes: Using the healthy eating and weight gain key messages

Learn about this new on-line resource for prenatal education providers

Date: March 29, 2017 from 1 pm to 2:30 pm.

The Prenatal Education Key Messages resource is a central source of evidence-based information that can be used for routine universal prenatal education by a range of prenatal education providers. This webinar will focus on using the Healthy Eating and Weight Gain Key Messages in a prenatal class setting to promote the use of consistent, evidence-based messages.
Objectives for this webinar include:

  • To review current knowledge about perinatal healthy eating and weight gain.
  • To review the Healthy Eating and Weight Gain Prenatal Education Key Messages.
  • To provide insight into how to introduce and teach about the various healthy eating and weight gain key messages in a prenatal class setting, and how to best reach those who may need help the most.

A computer with speakers (or headset) and high-speed internet are required to participate in this webinar. If speakers (or headset) are not available, a telephone would be required and a toll-free number will be provided.

Registration Fee:
This webinar is free to all participants.

This webinar will be recorded.

Speaker:  Zach Ferraro, MSC, PhD, CSEP-CEP

Prior to starting his MD, Dr. Ferraro obtained his PhD in maternal-fetal physiology, held a CIHR Postdoctoral Fellowship from the Institute of Human Development, Child and Youth Health, and was a part-time professor in the school of Human Kinetics at uOttawa. He currently works on a causal basis for the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine at The Ottawa Hospital and is actively involved with research looking at physical activity and nutrition during pregnancy and how prenatal interventions alter placenta nutrient transport and child outcomes later in life. He has published over 50 peer reviewed articles and given over 100 public presentations. For more information, please visit his website at

For inquiries about registration contact:
Alexa Carroll at; 1-800-397-9567 or 416-408-2249, ext. 2336

For content inquiries, contact:
Matthuschka Sheedy at; 1-800 397-9567 or 416-408-2249, ext. 2224