Food Issues and Pregnancy - RD28

Food Issues and Pregnancy

by Katie M. Dodd, MS, RD, CSG, LD
(4.4 / 144 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Dietetics/Nutrition (1.00 CPEU)

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.
Dietitians: 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.
Relias LLC, is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). Continuing Professional Education Provider Accreditation does not constitute endorsement by CDR of a provider, program or materials.  This is a Level 1 course with learning code 4130 an performance indicator 4.1.1. 
OnCourse Learning is also accredited by the Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition (provider # FBN 50-1489).

Course Originally Released on: 1/15/2012
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.


For Florida professionals:

If this course is approved by the Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition, this course completion will be electronically reported to CE Broker as required per Florida Statute 456.025(7). Click here to view your CE Broker transcript and check the status of your CE requirements with a FREE 7-day CE Broker trial subscription. It may take up to 24 hours for the course to appear on your CE Broker transcript.

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Ellen G - Zephyrhills, FL  ·  Jun 04, 2019
Great course more comprehensive than I expected
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Jennifer R - Mansfield, TX  ·  Aug 21, 2018
this was a good review for maternal nutrition for dietitians and clinicians.
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Emily H - Houston, TX  ·  Feb 06, 2018
Course has very basic information that correlates with what the government considers "healthy". While I agree with a majority of what is presented in this course, I don't think it adequately shows all forms of what a healthy pregnancy can be. It denies consuming many traditional foods that are luxuries in other countries that we have access to such as raw milk, liver and fermented foods. The research is antiquated and hasn't changed in years, we need to have a shift in what is considered health, not only in pregnant women but the population as a whole.
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Brittany K - Boone, IA  ·  Dec 18, 2017
Good course good information
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Ally C - Bellingham, WA  ·  Mar 05, 2017
Thorough overview of the pertinent nutrition recommendations for pregnant women. A good refresher.
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Price: $20.00
CE-PRO Price: $10.00