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Health Support for Pregnant Women, Breastfeeding Women and Children up to the Age of 10

Eat healthily right from the start! A healthy lifestyle begins in the mother’s womb. Even the mother’s preferred eating habits during pregnancy could affect the child’s later dietary preferences. Nutritional deficiencies developed during pregnancy and up to the end of the second year of life are difficult to reverse later on.

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Health Support for Pregnant Women, Breastfeeding Women and Children up to the Age of 10

Eat healthily right from the start! A healthy lifestyle begins in the mother’s womb. Even the mother’s preferred eating habits during pregnancy could affect the child’s later dietary preferences. Nutritional deficiencies developed during pregnancy and up to the end of the second year of life are difficult to reverse later on.

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Pregnancy / Breastfeeding Period

Pregnancy / Breastfeeding Period

A balanced diet during pregnancy and breastfeeding is important to ensure the supply of energy and nutrients to promote the baby‘s growth and development and give the mother everything she needs up to and beyond birth.

The body’s vitamin and mineral requirements increases even more during pregnancy and breastfeeding than its energy requirements. Thus, a proper and diverse choice of foods with high levels of vitamins, minerals and other protective substances is essential to ensure optimal nutrition for mother and child. Food quality plays a special role in this instance. Additionally, drinking sufficient liquid is also very important. The mother’s diet during pregnancy and breastfeeding could also influence the child’s preferences for specific flavours.

You can find more detailed information at www.richtigessenvonanfangan.at.

Babies / Toddlers

Babies / Toddlers

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The Austrian recommendations on complementary feeding  and the guidelines on nutrition of 1 -3 year old toddlers  were developed together with experts from the fields nutrition and child health.

The result is that standardised information based on the latest scientific findings on the introduction of complementary foods to infants has been available for the first time. The recommendations can be found in detail on the programme’s website www.richtigessenvonanfangan.at.


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