Staying fit for two

Staying Fit for Two
Staying Fit for Two

The USDA offers tips for finding your healthy eating style in their fact sheet for pregnant mothers. The tips include:

  • Make half your plate fruits and vegetables
  • Focus on whole grains (such as brown rice, oatmeal, or homemade popcorn)
  • Move to low fat milk, yogurt and cheese or make the switch to a fortified soy beverage
  • Vary your protein routine
  • Drink water instead of sugary drinks
  • Beans, peas, oranges and leafy green vegetables can help you get the folate you need
  • Do not eat tilefish, shark, swordfish, and king mackerel since they are highest in mercury
  • Include 2.5 hours of physical activity each week (unless your doctor advises against it)



Download the full pregnancy fact sheet from the USDA