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Perinatología y reproducción humana

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Abstract

ROSELLO-SOBERON, Ma. Emilia  and  CASANUEVA, Esther. Alimentary orientation in the prenatal control: An education tool. Perinatol. Reprod. Hum. [online]. 2005, vol.19, n.3-4, pp.161-167. ISSN 0187-5337.

Identifying strategies that promote a healthy nutrition is very important for both health promotion and disease prevention. Dietary guidelines are useful instruments in providing nutritional guidance, and they usually consist of didactic tools that make nutritional advice realistic and easy to understand by the general public. Recently, nutrition experts in Mexico designed a food guideline called "El Plato del Bien Comer", which can be used in different population groups because it adapts to the needs of different individuals. In Latin America it is very common to have important deficiencies during pregnancy of several nutrients, which are usually associated with poor perinatal outcomes. With the help of "El Plato del Bien Comer", it is easy to identify which foods are good sources of these nutrients and helps the nutritionist give nutritional assessment and specific recommendations to pregnant women, promoting a healthy nutrition.

Keywords : Health nutrition; prenatal care; Mexico.

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