Group Title: Food technology and nutrition mimeo report
Title: An Adequate diet in pregnancy
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Title: An Adequate diet in pregnancy
Series Title: Food technology and nutrition mimeo report - Florida Agricultural Experiment Station ; 63-1
Physical Description: 1 leaf : ; 28 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Townsend, R. O.
University of Florida -- Agricultural Experiment Station
Publisher: Florida Agricultural Experiment Station
Place of Publication: Gainesville, Fla.
Publication Date: 1963
Copyright Date: 1963
Subject: Pregnancy -- Nutrition -- Florida   ( lcsh )
Genre: government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
non-fiction   ( marcgt )
General Note: Caption title.
General Note: "February, 1963."
Statement of Responsibility: R.O. Townsend.
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Volume ID: VID00001
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
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Resource Identifier: oclc - 435532533

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S'February 1963 Food Technology and Nutrition
Mimeo Report 63 1



R. 0. Townsend
Assistant in Nutrition

Investigation of the diets of pregnant women that receive pre-natal care

in the clinics of the Alachua County Health Department has shown that many of

them do not have proper understanding of the importance of diet as a necessary

part of their total care during pregnancy. As housewives and mothers, their

lack of knowledge of the basic principles of Nutrition is likewise shown in

the family food pattern. While it is true that income and ability to purchase

the food to provide an adequate diet is a factor, it is evident that lack of

ability to choose coupled with poor food habits share greatest responsibility

for the dietary inadequacy.

Our purpose therefore is to outline, in simple form, a daily food guide

that emphasizes what should be eaten in sufficient amounts, deliberately

omitting the principles basic to the food selections#

For health our daily food must supply many kinds of nutrients and most

foods supply more than one of these, but no single food furnishes all of them.

Four food groups are the foundation of a good diet and should be eaten daily.

The amount in the milk group varies according to age and condition as shown

in the guide.

It is pointed out that the outline does not include butter, margarine,

cooking fats, oils, sugars and syrups, all of which are used in combination with

the basic foods in cooking and at the table. These foods make little nutri-

tional contribution except for calories and are chiefly responsible for

excessive weight gains during pregnancy.

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