Food Issues and Pregnancy - CHES28

Food Issues and Pregnancy

by Katie M. Dodd, MS, RD, CSG, LD
(4.5 / 84 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Health Education (1.00 CECH)

Price: $20.00
CE-PRO Price: $10.00


Achieving an appropriate weight gain and making safe dietary choices are of special importance throughout pregnancy to ensure a healthy baby.  This continuing education program answers questions regarding appropriate weight gain, preventing foodborne illness, whether various foods and food components are safe for the mother and baby, and the best vitamin supplements for pregnant women.


The goal of this continuing education program is to provide dietitians and health educators with adequate information on appropriate weight gain and safety of various foods and supplements during pregnancy. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Outline guidelines for adequate or inadequate weight gain during pregnancy.
  • Explain at least six tactics that can be used to prevent foodborne illness during pregnancy.
  • Discuss the safety of various foods, components of foods, herbs, and supplements as related to pregnancy.

Accreditation Information
This course is intended for multiple professions, including dietitians and health educators.
Health educators: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
For the version accredited or approved for another profession, go to your specific profession at If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at and search for this topic title.
Sponsored by OnCourse Learning, a Relias LLC company, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1.0 total Category I continuing education contact hours.
Provider ID: CA0084 (98709) for 01/01/2012 to 12/31/2015, 114941 for 01/01/2016 to 12/31/2019.

Course Originally Released on: 4/4/2012
Date of Most Recent Review: 9/26/2019
Course Termination/Update Date: 9/26/2022

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.

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Amy F - Rochester, MN  ·  Apr 30, 2019
great overview on nutrition for pregnancy.
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SHEILA W - buford, GA  ·  Apr 11, 2019
I will be able to use it for the childbirth classes I teach
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Brandi B - Columbia, SC  ·  Mar 15, 2019
It's a good reminder of nutrition and pregnancy
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Stephanie L - Goodyear , AZ  ·  Apr 25, 2018
Thank you for the content. Good info
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Janet W - Bensalem, PA  ·  Mar 17, 2018
Rate this as a 4 very helpful
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Price: $20.00
CE-PRO Price: $10.00