Most women have a poor diet in pregnancy
Most pregnant women are failing to achieve basic nutritional recommendations because they eat too much meat and dairy and not enough fruit, vegetables and cereals, an Australian study has found.
A survey of 388 pregnant women in NSW revealed that although most were confident they were eating well, none met the Australian Guidelines for Healthy Eating for the five major food groups.
Despite being highly motivated to follow a healthy diet in pregnancy, 93% failed to meet recommended intakes for vegetables:
- 90% failed to meet recommendations for fruit
- 52% ate too much meat