of the choice: the topic
is particularly relevant for
the Developing Countries, fot both its health-educational and economic
lessons are meant for 16 to 18
years old students, who attend a chemical, biological or hotel-trade
Time required: 6 to 8
aim: the purpose
of these lessons is to give
the student an understanding of the composition of breast milk and an
appreciation of its value to babies and their mothers.
the student will be able to
meaning of the “species-specificity” of an
aliment and describe that of milk;
the breast milk is produced and how its
composition evolves through time;
the macro and micronutrients in breast milk, describing the function of
the main production processes of powdered milk;
the composition of powdered milk (and cow’s milk) to that of breast
the advantages and disadvantages of both breast and artificial feeding
knowledge of biochemistry,
physiology and industrial chemical processes is required.
Classroom activities: besides
frontal lessons, group discussions and videos watching are suggested.
due to both the conversational character of the topic and the age of
the students, short
working-out would be appropriate. The compositions should be
marked on the bases of several "key words" cited (see Marking session).