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  • Presentation title (Date) Presentation Title Presentation title (Date) Nutrition during pregancy
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  • Presentation title (Date) Nutrition needs during Pregnancy Approx additional 200 calories per day in third trimester (without exercise) Maintain good quality carbohydrate intake Graze - eat 5-6 small meals per day Drink at least 8 glasses of water daily
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  • Presentation title (Date) Vitamins and Minerals Folic Acid400 mg Calcium1,200 mg Iron30mg Vitamin C500mg max Vitamin ADont supplement
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  • Presentation title (Date) Food Substances to Avoid during Pregnancy Nicotine Caffeine (stimulant, reduces iron absorption) Alcohol Shellfish Tuna, Shark, Marlin, Swordfish Raw eggs (salmonella) Soft cheese & pate (Listeriosis) Vitamin A supplements (toxic to the liver)
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  • Presentation title (Date) Energy For exercise in pregnancy Additional calories needed to cover energy expenditure through exercise Aim to eat 1-2 hours prior to exercise and try to eat a snack straight after exercise.
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  • Presentation title (Date) Dangers of Poor Nutrition during Pregnancy Foetus Low birth weight babies Spontaneous abortions Neonatal death Mother Morning sickness Fatigue Leg cramps (salt?) Pre-eclampsia (salt?) Anaemia (iron) Salmonella (eggs & chicken) Listeriosis (soft cheeses & pate)
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  • Presentation title (Date) Summary Be aware of additional calorie intake during pregnancy and activity Some vitamins are important to supplement during pregnancy Know the foods that should be avoided

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