What Eating for Two Really Means
By NutritionBabes on October 15, 2012
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Pregnancy is such an exciting and challenging time of your life. Balanced nutrition during pregnancy not only helps your baby grow properly, but can lead to a healthy family later. Studies have shown that your food choices during these nine months can shape your baby’s eating habits in childhood. Making the healthy choices now will provide your growing baby with nutritious habits for a lifetime. Give your baby the best start; eat healthy for TWO!
This crib sheet will help you to know:
- How many extra calories you need
- How to eat a variety of foods in the proper portions
- Whether you should eat fish while pregnant
- How to incorporate nuts into your diet
- The importance of fiber and fluids
- What are healthy snacks
- How to ease the symptoms of morning sickness
- Which calcium-rich foods to consume for your growing baby
Kathy Siegel, RD, CDN and Lauren Harris-Pincus, MS, RD are Registered Dietitians and co-founders of NutritionBabes, a popular nutrition and wellness website. They are passionate about promoting better health through their “Triad of Wellness,” which equally emphasizes balanced nutrition, exercise and cleaner living. Their mantra, “Think Healthy ... not Skinny” is a philosophy they support wholeheartedly. Kathy and Lauren have recently launched a collaborative Internet talk radio show: Family Food Experts ... inspiring families to be healthy with every bite. Tune-in every Wednesday at 6pm EST at W4WN.com and join one of their Twitter parties #FamFoodExperts every Tuesday at 2pm and #BabesCook every first Thursday at 9pm EST.
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