Congratulations! You are now eating for you and your baby. While there are two of you now, you only need to increase your calorie intake by 300 calories. The links below will help you choose a variety of healthy foods for you and your baby to get all the nutrients you need.
You will need an additional 200 to 300 extra calories from nutrient-dense foods such as lean meats, low fat dairy, fruits, vegetables and whole grain products. It will be important to carefully consider the foods you consume during your pregnancy. This is a time to eat more foods that are nutrient-dense, and fewer sweets and treats. Eat a variety of foods. Use the website www.choosemyplate.gov as a guide to choose the amounts of foods in each food group.