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Pregnant people in a large United States cohort study do not meet federal nutrition guidelines

Published:October 12, 2022DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajogmf.2022.100772
      Poor periconceptional nutritional status is a modifiable risk factor for adverse birth outcomes, yet formal recommendations on the diet patterns that promote healthy pregnancies were lacking until the recent publication of the 2020 to 2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans.

      United States Department of Agriculture. Food and nutrient database for dietary studies, 1.0. 2004. Available at: https://www.ars.usda.gov/ARSUserFiles/80400530/pdf/fndds/fndds_1.pdf. Accessed April 4, 2022.

      Little is known about the degree to which diets of pregnant populations meet current recommendations and for what foods and nutrients their diets fall short. Understanding how food and nutrient intakes compared with dietary guidance is crucial to inform effective interventions. We compared the dietary intakes of participants in a US pregnancy cohort to the 2020‒2025 Dietary Guidelines and Dietary Reference Intakes.
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