Ashford 3: - Week 2 - Discussion 2
Your initial discussion thread is due on Day 3 (Thursday) and you have until Day 7 (Monday) to respond to your classmates. Your grade will reflect both the quality of your initial post and the depth of your responses. Reference the Discussion Forum Grading Rubric for guidance on how your discussion will be evaluated.
Based upon your readings from the course materials and your own independent research, discuss three research findings related to development from conception to two years of age. Relate these findings to any topic in Chapter 2's reading. These topics include culture influences on nutrition, genetic factors affecting mental health, and the birthing process. Your initial response should be between 200-250 words. At least one scholarly, peer-reviewed source should be used to substantiate the research findings (i.e., the three research findings may come from one research article or from multiple research articles).
In your responses to at least two peers, please provide an extension of the opinion expressed, a counter opinion, or another example from research applicable to the opinion expressed.
Culture influences on nutrition
When women are undernourished during pregnancy, or children do not consume necessary nutrients in their early years, the future consequences for children's health can be severe and long lasting. You