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Updated advice for pregnant and breastfeeding women

The Ministry of Health has updated the Eating and Activity Guidelines for New Zealand Adults to include advice for pregnant and breastfeeding women.



The updated advice for pregnant and breastfeeding women replaces the previous Food and Nutrition Guidelines for Healthy Pregnant and Breastfeeding Women: A background paper published in 2006 and partially revised in 2008. This advice, along with recommendations on physical activity for pregnant women, has been integrated into the adult guidelines. The Eating and Activity Statements for adults remain the same and were not reviewed. Data has been updated where possible.
The Ministry has also changed the tools used to describe what a healthy eating pattern looks like. New Zealand has updated its serving size advice to align with the evidence based Australian serve size advice and a new food model has been developed. The Eating and Activity Guidelines webpage includes more information on this.

The updated Guidelines are available from the Ministry of Health website.