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dc.contributor.authorO'Neill, J L
dc.contributor.authorKeaveney, E M
dc.contributor.authorO'Connor, N
dc.contributor.authorCox, M
dc.contributor.authorRegan, A
dc.contributor.authorShannon, E
dc.contributor.authorTurner, M J
dc.date.accessioned2012-03-01T09:29:48Z
dc.date.available2012-03-01T09:29:48Z
dc.date.issued2011-10
dc.identifier.citationAre women in early pregnancy following the national pyramid recommendations? 2011, 104 (9):270-2 Ir Med Jen
dc.identifier.issn0332-3102
dc.identifier.pmid22132595
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/213672
dc.description.abstractAppropriate nutrition in pregnancy is fundamental for maternal and fetal health, and the long-term physiological wellbeing of the offspring. We aimed to determine whether a sample of pregnant women met the national guidelines for healthy eating during pregnancy, and to examine if compliance differs when analysed by Body Mass Index (BMI) category. Subjects completed a 24-hr dietary recall, and had their BMI calculated. The mean age was 27.8 years. The mean BMI was 25.1 kg/m2, with 32 (31.7%) subjects overweight and 14 (13.9%) obese based on BMI category. Although the majority of subjects thought that they had a healthy diet, less than half met the recommended guidelines for each individual food group with achievement of the dairy group being particularly low. Achievement of food group recommendations was not influenced by BMI category. Public health messages on healthy eating guidelines need to be clearly communicated to pregnant women.
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subject.meshAdult
dc.subject.meshBody Mass Index
dc.subject.meshDiet
dc.subject.meshFemale
dc.subject.meshHumans
dc.subject.meshIreland
dc.subject.meshNutritional Requirements
dc.subject.meshPatient Compliance
dc.subject.meshPregnancy
dc.subject.meshPrenatal Care
dc.titleAre women in early pregnancy following the national pyramid recommendations?en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentDanone Baby Nutrition, Block 1, Deansgrange Business Park, Deansgrange, Co., Dublin.en
dc.identifier.journalIrish medical journalen
dc.description.provinceLeinster
refterms.dateFOA2018-08-22T16:07:12Z
html.description.abstractAppropriate nutrition in pregnancy is fundamental for maternal and fetal health, and the long-term physiological wellbeing of the offspring. We aimed to determine whether a sample of pregnant women met the national guidelines for healthy eating during pregnancy, and to examine if compliance differs when analysed by Body Mass Index (BMI) category. Subjects completed a 24-hr dietary recall, and had their BMI calculated. The mean age was 27.8 years. The mean BMI was 25.1 kg/m2, with 32 (31.7%) subjects overweight and 14 (13.9%) obese based on BMI category. Although the majority of subjects thought that they had a healthy diet, less than half met the recommended guidelines for each individual food group with achievement of the dairy group being particularly low. Achievement of food group recommendations was not influenced by BMI category. Public health messages on healthy eating guidelines need to be clearly communicated to pregnant women.


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