Pregnancy Nutrition

For adequate pregnancy nutrition, women should eat three to five servings of vegetables. One serving of vegetables equals:
  • 1 cup of raw, leafy vegetables, such as spinach or lettuce
  • ½ cup of chopped vegetables, cooked or raw.
During pregnancy, women should eat two to four servings of fruit. One serving of fruit equals:
  • One medium piece of fruit, like an apple, banana, or orange
  • ½ cup of chopped fresh, cooked, or canned fruit
  • ¼ cup dried fruit
  • ¾ cup of 100 percent fruit juice.
It's important for pregnant women to eat two servings of milk, yogurt, or cheese. One serving of dairy equals:
  • 1 cup of milk or yogurt
  • 1½ ounces of natural cheese, like cheddar or mozzarella
  • 2 ounces of processed cheese, like American.
If you are 18 years or younger, you need at least three servings of milk, yogurt, and cheese to ensure good nutrition during a teen pregnancy. Choose low-fat or fat-free dairy products whenever possible.
Pregnant women should eat two to three servings of meat, poultry, fish, dry beans, eggs, or nuts each day. One serving of protein equals:
  • 2 to 3 ounces of cooked meat, poultry, or fish (about the size of a deck of cards)
  • 1 cup of cooked beans, such as kidney beans
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 tablespoons of peanut butter or 2/3 cup of nuts.
Choose lean cuts, and eat no more than 5 to 7 ounces of meat, poultry, or fish a day.
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