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US Army: NutritionDuringPregnancy

US Army: NutritionDuringPregnancy

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Published by: Army on Jan 28, 2008
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Why is nutrition so important?Why is nutrition so important?
Meet increased nutrient demandsMeet increased nutrient demandsProvide needed energyProvide needed energyPrevent or minimize commonPrevent or minimize commonpregnancy-related problemspregnancy-related problemsReduce risk of birth defectsReduce risk of birth defectsSupply needed nutrients for baby’sSupply needed nutrients for baby’sgrowthgrowthEnsure healthy birth weightEnsure healthy birth weightMaintain a healthy weightMaintain a healthy weight
Key Components of a HealthyKey Components of a HealthyPregnancyPregnancy
Appropriate weight gainAppropriate weight gainConsumption of a variety of foodsConsumption of a variety of foodsVitamin and mineral supplementationVitamin and mineral supplementationAvoidance of alcohol, tobacco andAvoidance of alcohol, tobacco andother harmful substancesother harmful substancesSafe food handlingSafe food handling

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