Get the real deal on your meal! I love this statement as nutrition information is a plenty, but not all of it is from credible sources. Dietitians of Canada is dedicating Nutrition Month 2012 “to busting up popular food and nutrition myths by bringing truths to Canadians from dietitians, the food and nutrition experts”.

Dietitians of Canada has compiled a list of 39 popular food and nutrition myths to bust. Feel free to send me your thoughts on which you would like me to blog about. I currently have 3 friends that are pregnant (congratulations again!), so this one is for them!

MYTH #32 When you’re pregnant, eat up! You are eating for two.

THE TRUTH: Pregnant women are commonly told they are “eating for two.” In reality, you need just a little more food, during the second and third trimesters, to get enough nutrients and calories to support a growing baby. Two or three extra Food Guide servings each day are often enough. Aim to eat three balanced meals with nutritious snacks. To achieve a good weight for a healthy pregnancy and healthy baby, eat twice as healthy, not twice as much. Be sure to follow the advice of your doctor or Registered Dietitian for any special nutrition needs.
For reliable prenatal information visit Health Canada at http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/fn-an/nutrition/prenatal
Until the next family meal!