Food composition and food qualityspaceEating well before and during pregnancyEating well for infants and young children
Eating well before and during pregnancy

Eating well is essential for women who may become pregnant. Good nutrition pre-conception is linked to fertility and optimum development in the first few weeks of life.

Eating well during pregnancy ensures a healthy pregnancy and a reduction in risks and health complications associated with giving birth. Most importantly, it is now well established that how a mother eats during pregnancy can impact on the long term health and well-being of her child, and a better nourished population helps everyone to reach their full potential.

First Steps Nutrition Trust staff pioneered the use of Eating Well practical photographic resources that provide clear information on the sorts of foods, and amounts of foods, that meet the food and nutrition needs of different population groups.

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