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Nutrition for Pregnancy For direct access to the links provided, go to the library homepage, and click on Assignments, Family Studies, and under this course code, click on the assignment. http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/hp-gs/know-savoir/nutrition_e.html A. Read the above website to fill in the blanks. * During your second and third trimesters, an additional snack or meal servings a day will help you reach the extra calories per day to help support your baby. * These types of fruit and vegetables are the best choices because they contain more of the kinds of vitamins you and your baby need. * These are examples of good grain choices, are foods like bread, rice and pasta. Try to choose grain products that are lower in fat, sugar and salt, and look for the "whole grain" variety since at least half of your daily grain intake should be whole grain. * Have milk and milk alternatives for strong bones. They are important for the growing baby. Choose usually the low-fat variety, which will give you the high quality protein, calcium and vitamin D you need but with less of the fat and calories. ...read more.


D. Go Back to the Table of Contents and click on Breastfeeding. 1. What barriers may deter a woman from breastfeeding? --> Medical conditions such as HIV or AIDS or those that involve chemotherapy or treatment with certain medications may make breastfeeding unsafe. Besides, mothers who've had breast surgery, such as a reduction, may have difficulty with supply if their milk ducts have been severed. 2. List any (2) additional points about breastfeeding that you find interesting? * If a woman takes alcohol, a small amount can be passed to the baby through breast milk. She should wait to breastfeed at least 2 hours after a single alcoholic drink in order to avoid passing any alcohol to the baby. * A woman should take 500 extra calories than usual while she is breastfeeding. http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/fn-an/food-guide-aliment/index_e.html E. Click on the site above to visit Canada's Food Guide. Click on Food Guide Basics, then click on How Much Food You Need Everyday. Based on Canada's Food Guide, list their recommendations for the following for your age: Recommended Daily Servings Tips for Choosing the Best Options An Example of One Serving Grain Products 6 grain products * Make at least half of your grain products whole grain each day. ...read more.


It lacks casein and is safe for people with lactose intolerance or milk allergy. Moreover, it contains far less saturated fat than whole or 2% ("reduced fat") cow's milk and also consists of isoflavones and organic chemicals that may possibly be beneficial to health. * Why choose calcium-fortified orange juice? --> We can choose calcium-fortified orange juice because just half a cup of it provides half the daily requirement of vitamin C and about 15 percent of our calcium needs. * What are the (5) foods they suggest pregnant moms avoid, and why? --> Followings are the five foods pregnant moms should avoid: 1. Packaged ramen noodles: As they contain much salt and fat. 2. Soda: As it fills us up empty calories and sugar and we won't have any room for more nutritious drinks. 3. Shelf-stable commercial lunches: As they contain preservatives, salt, and fat in high amount. 4. Too many frozen prepared meals: As many of them have astronomical amounts of salt and fat. 5. Iceberg lettuce: As it does not contain enough amount of A and C vitamins, folic acid, calcium, and potassium. Iceberg lettuce has only trace amounts of these nutrients. ?? ?? ?? ?? Ms. Van Manen HPC 3OI ...read more.

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