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ISU-Meridian Nutrition Clinic presents
A Healthy Pregnancy for Your Baby—and You! 

Prenatal nutrition workshop, 90-minute online via Zoom.
Call to register (208) 373-1734.


What to Eat, What NOT to Eat, How Much to Eat

Andrea Jeffery, MS, RDN, LD
ISU Meridian Nutrition Clinic Coordinator

When you are pregnant, you need to make sure you’re getting the nutrients you need for your health and to promote your baby’s growth. So, the foods you choose are really important. There are also some foods that you must avoid during pregnancy.

Part of a healthy pregnancy is also gaining the appropriate amount of weight. Steady, gradual weight gain achieved through balanced and healthy nutrition is best for you and your baby. Read about:

  • What to Eat
  • What NOT to Eat
  • How Much to Eat

What to Eat

List of foods to eat

What NOT to Eat

Unpasteurized milk and foods made with unpasteurized milk

  • Soft cheeses
  • Feta, queso blanco and fresco, Camembert, brie or blue-veined cheeses (unless labeled “made with pasteurized milk“)

Hot dogs and luncheon meats—unless heated until steaming hot)

Raw and undercooked seafood and meat

  • Do not eat sushi made with raw fish
  • Refrigerated pâté, meat spreads, and smoked seafood

Raw eggs and foods made with raw eggs (homemade mayo, eggnog)

Alcohol and foods cooked with alcohol

How Much to Eat

Orange boxes with green arrow pointing to how much to eat


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