Resources for Nutrition in Pregnancy and Childhood
Childbirth Connection's Nutrition ResourcePlanning Pregnancy: Nutrition
Planning Pregnancy: Healthy Lifestyle Habits
In our section called The Stages of Pregnancy, we have outlined the planning of your pregnancy, each stage of pregnancy, giving birth, and the early period after birth. This link is devoted to nutrition while planning for your pregnancy.
Resources for Eating Nutritiously During Your Pregnancy
Department of Health and Human Services: Dietary Guidelines for Americans, finding your way to a healthier you
Loma Linda University: School of Allied Health Professionals (PDF), vegetarian food guide, a conceptual framework
Harvard School of Public Health: Department of Nutrition, the Nutrition Source, knowledge for healthy eating
Center for Science In the Public Interest: Health, Nutrition and Diet
Resources for Pregnancy and NutritionVegetarian Society: Pregnancy Information Sheet
Health Canada: Nutrition for a Healthy Pregnancy, national guidelines for childbearing years, which covers nutrition, weight and weight gain, vegetarians, adolescence, breastfeeding, active living, food safety and more
The Vegetarian Resource Group: Nutrition, the vegan diet during pregnancy and lactation
Resources for Specific Pregnancy Related Nutrition ConcernsCenters for Disease Control and Prevention: Folic Acid, topic home page for folic acid, discusses why it is so important
University of California San Francisco Children's Hospital: Pregnancy Care, information on iron and anemia in pregnancy
U.S. Department of Agriculture: Protect Your Baby and Yourself From Listeriosis, safe food handling for a healthy pregnancy
Center for Science In the Public Interest: Food Safety, guide to food additives
The National Academies: Advisers to the Nation on Science, Engineering, and Medicine, report recommends steps to reduce dietary dioxin exposure
Action Pennsylvania: Dioxin Homepage, discusses dioxin; what it is, exposure, cancer risks and more
Resources for Family Nutrition from Birth Through Adolescence
Most recent page update: 9/7/2012
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