Position of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: nutrition and lifestyle for a healthy pregnancy outcome

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dc.contributor.author Procter, Sandra B.
dc.contributor.author Campbell, Christina G.
dc.date.accessioned 2014-08-15T14:17:34Z
dc.date.available 2014-08-15T14:17:34Z
dc.date.issued 2014-08-15
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/18239
dc.description.abstract It is the position of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics that women of childbearing age should adopt a lifestyle optimizing health and reducing risk of birth defects, suboptimal fetal development, and chronic health problems in both mother and child. Components leading to healthy pregnancy outcome include healthy prepregnancy weight, appropriate weight gain and physical activity during pregnancy, consumption of a wide variety of foods, appropriate vitamin and mineral supplementation, avoidance of alcohol and other harmful substances, and safe food handling. Pregnancy is a critical period during which maternal nutrition and lifestyle choices are major influences on mother and child health. Inadequate levels of key nutrients during crucial periods of fetal development may lead to reprogramming within fetal tissues, predisposing the infant to chronic conditions in later life. Improving the well‐being of mothers, infants, and children is key to the health of the next generation. This position paper and the accompanying practice paper on the same topic provide registered dietitian nutritionists and dietetic technicians, registered; other professional associations; government agencies; industry; and the public with the Academy’s stance on factors determined to influence healthy pregnancy, as well as an overview of best practices in nutrition and healthy lifestyles during pregnancy. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.relation.uri http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212267214005012 en_US
dc.subject Lifestyle en_US
dc.subject Pregnancy en_US
dc.subject Nutrition en_US
dc.subject Maternal nutrition en_US
dc.subject Best practices en_US
dc.title Position of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: nutrition and lifestyle for a healthy pregnancy outcome en_US
dc.type Article (author version) en_US
dc.date.published 2014 en_US
dc.citation.doi doi:10.1016/j.jand.2014.05.005 en_US
dc.citation.epage 1103 en_US
dc.citation.issue 7 en_US
dc.citation.jtitle Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics en_US
dc.citation.spage 1099 en_US
dc.citation.volume 114 en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid procter en_US


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