Food safety in pregnancy
Eat fresh home cooked meals with a variety of freshly washed home cooked vegetables/ freshly washed salads,
add in protein –piping hot cooked meat, chicken or fish, balanced with carbohydrates-potato/ taro, rice.
Increase Dairy products like 'yellow top' milk and yoghurt to keep calcium levels up.
Cut down on food that has no nutrition value – eat wisely to grow a healthy baby.
Your pregnancy weight gain depending on your BMI may be between 5- 15kg.
Keep moving, physically active- continue walking and swimming with light to normal activities.
Choose water or trim milk to drink - cut down on sugar, fizzy drinks, fruit juice, tea and coffee.
Food Smart web site has tips on how to avoid LISTERIA & TOXOPLASMA.
Listeria can be caught from unwashed food, uncooked –raw fish/shellfish/sushi/soft cheeses.
Toxoplasma can be caught from soil/ Cat faeces—litter box/ cat scratches