Should pregnant women follow the USDA MyPlate recommendations?

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Pregnant women have some increased nutrient needs during this exciting time, but the good news is that the number of food groups in the MyPlate icon can be adjusted to meet these nutrient needs.

The ChooseMyPlate.gov website has an entire section devoted to the nutrition and lifestyle needs of pregnancy and nursing women. For more information, please visit: http://www.choosemyplate.gov/pregnancy-breastfeeding.html

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