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Health Information For Parents
Prep time: 5 minutes
Serving size: 1 cup
This recipe has important nutrients for mom and baby, including:
Fiber is a nutrient that can help ease the constipation commonly associated with pregnancy. Whole grains (like whole-wheat bread, whole-grain cereals, and brown rice) and fruits, vegetables, and legumes (beans, split peas, and lentils) are good sources of fiber.
Calcium helps build strong bones and teeth, and plays an important role in the healthy functioning of the circulatory, muscular, and nervous systems. Pregnant and breastfeeding women should get 1,000 mg of calcium a day. Healthy sources of calcium include low-fat dairy products, calcium-fortified orange juice and cereals, and spinach.
Advice and information for expectant and new parents.
To eat well during pregnancy, your extra calories should come from nutritious foods that contribute to your baby’s growth and development.
One of the most important things you can do to help prevent serious birth defects in your baby is to get enough folic acid every day – especially before conception and during early pregnancy.
What you put in the grocery cart can affect your child’s health and attitude toward nutritious food.
Good nutrition and a balanced diet help kids grow up healthy. Here’s how to improve nutrition and encourage smart eating habits.
Note: All information is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor.
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