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MoonDragon's Nutrition Guide
SAMPLE MEAL PATTERN & MENU




SAMPLE MEAL PATTERN

Meal Non-Pregnant Woman Pregnant Woman Lactating Woman
Breakfast 1 serving vitamin C-rich
fruits and vegetables
1 serving grain products
1 serving milk & milk products
1 serving vitamin C-rich
fruits and vegetables
serving grain products
1 serving milk & milk products
1 serving vitamin C-rich
fruits and vegetables
1 serving grain products
1 serving milk & milk products
Morning Snack Optional Optional Optional
Lunch 2 servings grain products
1 serving protein foods
1 serving other fruits &
vegetables
1 serving milk & milk products
2 servings grain products
1 serving protein foods
1 serving other fruits &
vegetables
1 serving milk & milk products
2 servings grain products
1 serving protein foods
1 serving other fruits &
vegetables
1 serving milk & milk products
Afternoon Snack 1 serving protein foods
1/2 serving milk & milk products
1 serving protein foods
1/2 serving milk & milk products
1 serving protein foods
1 serving milk & milk products
Dinner 1 serving protein foods
2 servings leafy green vegetables
1 serving milk & milk products
2 serving protein foods
2 servings leafy green vegetables
1 serving milk & milk products
2 serving protein foods
2 servings leafy green vegetables
1 serving milk & milk products
Evening Snack 1/2 serving milk & milk products 1/2 serving milk & milk products 1 serving milk & milk products


SAMPLE MENUS

Meal Non-Pregnant Woman Pregnant Woman Lactating Woman
Breakfast 4 ounces (120 ml) orange juice
1/2 cup oatmeal
8 ounces (240 ml) milk
8 ounces (240 ml) Decaf or Herbal Tea
4 ounces (120 ml) orange juice
1/2 cup oatmeal
8 ounces (240 ml) milk
8 ounces (240 ml) Decaf or Herbal Tea
4 ounces (120 ml) orange juice
1/2 cup oatmeal
8 ounces (240 ml) milk
8 ounces (240 ml) Decaf or Herbal Tea
Morning Snack Optional Optional Optional
Lunch 1 tuna fish sandwich made with:
2 slices whole wheat bread
1/2 cup tuna fish
Diced celery & onion to
taste, mayonnaise, lettuce

1 medium apple
8 ounces (240 ml) milk
1 tuna fish sandwich made with:
2 slices whole wheat bread
1/2 cup tuna fish
Diced celery & onion to
taste, mayonnaise, lettuce

1 medium apple
8 ounces (240 ml) milk
1 tuna fish sandwich made with:
2 slices whole wheat bread
1/2 cup tuna fish
Diced celery & onion to
taste, mayonnaise, lettuce

1 medium apple
8 ounces (240 ml) milk
Afternoon Snack 1/2 cup salted peanuts
4 ounces (120 ml) milk
1/2 cup salted peanuts
4 ounces (120 ml) milk
1/2 cup salted peanuts
4 ounces (120 ml) milk
Dinner 3 ounces (84 g) roast beef
1/2 cup egg noodles with
sautéed poppy seeds
3/4 cup cut asparagus

Salad made with:
1 cup torn spinach
Sliced mushrooms &
radishes to taste
Oil & vinegar

8 ounces (240 ml) Decaf or herbal tea
3 ounces (84 g) roast beef
1/2 cup egg noodles with
sautéed poppy seeds
3/4 cup cut asparagus

Salad made with:
1 cup torn spinach
Sliced mushrooms &
radishes to taste
Oil & vinegar

8 ounces (240 ml) Decaf or herbal tea
8 ounces (240 ml) milk
3 ounces (84 g) roast beef
1/2 cup egg noodles with
sautéed poppy seeds
3/4 cup cut asparagus

Salad made with:
1 cup torn spinach
Sliced mushrooms &
radishes to taste
Oil & vinegar

8 ounces (240 ml) Decaf or herbal tea
8 ounces (240 ml) milk
Evening Snack 2 oatmeal raisin cookies
4 ounces (120 ml) milk
2 oatmeal raisin cookies
4 ounces (120 ml) milk
2 oatmeal raisin cookies
8 ounces (240 ml) milk





NUTRITIONAL HANDOUTS FOR CLIENTS

Food Groups

Vegetable and animal protein foods, serving sizes, and food groups used to assist pregnant clients and their midwives in planning a balanced daily dietary intake of sufficient protein to prevent potential complications of pregnancy.
Sample Meal Patterns & Menu

Sample meal patterns and example menu to assist clients and midwife in planning healthy, nutritionally balanced meals and snacks.


Vegetarian Food Guide

Dietary guidelines and information about complimentary plant protein combinations for vegetarian-vegan diets with a description about types of vegetarian diets.


Nutritional Profile

Questions for clients to assess their own eating habits and to assist nutritional counseling by their midwife.


Protein Values of Common Foods

A list of protein foods with quantities needed to assist in assessments of protein intake.


Pregnancy Diet Intake Worksheet

A worksheet we use to assess daily dietary intake of clients. The client uses a sheet to keep track of everything she eats and drinks in a day, quantity consumed along with time and place she ate or drank her nourishment. These sheets are then gathered by the midwife for total nutritional analysis and assessment. Nutritional counseling assists clients in planning healthy dietary habits and preventing anemia, pre-eclampsia or toxemia, and other nutritionally-based problems.


Nutritional Analysis Index

Nutritional breakdown of various individual foods found in the various food groups. Included are links to fast food sources for nutritional analysis.




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  • NUTRITION BASICS ARTICLES

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