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Resources for Health Care Providers to Promote Healthy Eating


Nutrition During Pregnancy Frequently Asked Questions

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG)

Handout of FAQ about Nutrition for Pregnant Patients.

http://www.acog.org/~/media/For%20Patients/faq001.pdf?dmc=1&ts=20120614T1520585132

Food Insight: Healthy Eating During Pregnancy

International Food Information Council Foundation

A brochure that provides information on healthy eating during pregnancy including: how to eat a balanced diet, eating a variety of foods, healthy weight gain during pregnancy, and food safety concerns specific to pregnant women.

http://www.foodinsight.org/Resources/Detail.aspx?topic=Healthy_Eating_During_Pregnancy

Dietary Reference Intakes: U.S. Department of Agriculture

Features Interactive DRI tool for Healthcare Professionals, DRI Tables, DRI Reports, Resources on Individual Macronutrients, Phytonutrients, Vitamins and Minerals, and other dietary guidance.

http://fnic.nal.usda.gov/dietary-guidance/dietary-reference-intakes

Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP)

The Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) is designed to assist limited resource audiences in acquiring the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and changed behavior necessary for nutritionally sounds diets, and to contribute to their personal development and the improvement of the total family diet and nutritional well-being.

http://www.csrees.usda.gov/nea/food/efnep/efnep.html

Nutrition Center, American Heart Association

Provides Healthy Diet Goals, Healthy Cooking and Recipes, Heart-Smart Shopping, Dining Out tips, and Cookbooks and Health Guides.

http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/GettingHealthy/NutritionCenter/Nutrition-Center_UCM_001188_SubHomePage.jsp

Resources for the Pregnant Patient:


Health & Nutrition Information for Pregnant & Breastfeeding Women

Pregnancy-specific information about: Making Healthy Choices in Each Food Group, Nutritional Needs During Pregnancy, Weight Gain during Pregnancy, Weight Loss While Breastfeeding, Nutritional Needs while Breastfeeding, Dietary Supplements, Health Needs, Food Safety for Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Women, and more.

http://www.choosemyplate.gov/pregnancy-breastfeeding.html

March of Dimes: Eating and Nutrition

Pregnancy-specific information on eating and nutrition including vitamin and minerals, caffeine, folic acid, food-borne illness prevention, and safe handling and cooking of food.

http://www.marchofdimes.com/pregnancy/nutrition.html

Nutrition During Pregnancy Frequently Asked Questions

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG)

Handout of FAQ about Nutrition for Pregnant Patients.

http://www.acog.org/~/media/For%20Patients/faq001.pdf?dmc=1&ts=20120614T1520585132

Let’s Move! Food and Nutrition

Provides links directly to Dietary Guidelines of Americans, MyPlate, and provides Eating Healthy on a Budget tips. Also has “Healthy Moms” section that directly links to MyPlate Plan for Nursing Moms and Moms-to-Be.

http://www.letsmove.gov/eat-healthy

Other Resources


USDA SNAP-Ed Connection

Nutrition education and training materials including: Eat Healthy Every Day, Healthy Weight, Information on Dietary Fat and Sodium/Salt, MyPlate, Dietary Guidelines and General Nutriiton, Manage Your Food Resources Wisely, and Keep Your Food Safe.

http://snap.nal.usda.gov/resource-library/click-n-go-education-materials

The CalorieKing: Food Database and Calorie, Fat, & Carbohydrate Counter

www.calorieking.com

Choose My Plate

www.choosemyplate.com

www.choosemyplate.gov/en-espanol.html (Spanish version)

Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010

U.S. Department of Agriculture and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

http://health.gov/dietaryguidelines

American Dietetic Association

www.eatright.org

American Pregnancy Association: Pregnancy Nutrition

http://www.americanpregnancy.org/pregnancyhealth/pregnancynutrition.html

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Nutrition

http://www.cdc.gov/nutrition/

National Agriculture Library

www.nutrition.gov

U.S. Department of Agriculture: The Food and Nutrition Center

http://fnic.nal.usda.gov/

Table 5. How to Meet Omega-3 Fatty Acids Needs During Pregnancy (obtained from Greenberg JA, Bell SJ, & Van Ausdal W., 2008.)

How to Meet Omega-3 Fatty Acids Needs During Pregnancy

Table 5. How to Meet Omega-3 Fatty Acids Needs During Pregnancy (obtained from Greenberg JA, Bell SJ, & Van Ausdal W., 2008.)

Table 6. USDA Recommended Safe Minimum Internal Cooking Temperatures (obtained from USDA Guidelines)


Consumers should use a food thermometer to determine internal temperatures of foods.

Food Degrees Fahrenheit (°F)
Ground meat and meat mixtures
Beef, pork, veal, lamb 160
Turkey, chicken 165
Fresh beef, veal, lamb
Steaks, roasts, chops 145
Poultry
Chicken and turkey, whole 165
Poultry breasts, roasts 165
Poultry thighs, wings 165
Duck and goose 165
Stuffing (cooked alone or in bird) 165
Fresh pork 160
Ham
Fresh (raw) 160
Pre-cooked (to reheat) 140
Eggs and egg dishes
Eggs Cook until yolk and white are firm.
Egg dishes 160
Seafood
Fish 145. Cook fish until it is opaque (milky white) and flakes with a fork.
Shellfish
Shrimp, lobster, scallops Cook until the flesh of shrimp and lobster are an opaque color. Scallops should be opaque and firm.
Clams, mussels, oysters Cook until their shells open. This means that they are done. Throw away any that were already open before cooking as well as ones that did not open after cooking.
Casseroles and reheated leftovers 165

Table 6. USDA Recommended Safe Minimum Internal Cooking Temperatures (obtained from USDA Guidelines)