6.2 Meeting Individual Dietary Needs to Maintain Health and Wellbeing

6.2 Meeting individual dietary needs to maintain health and wellbeing

The dietary needs for Rebbekah are:
The key to a healthy pregnancy for both Rebbekah and her child is to eat well.   She will need about 3-400 extra calories a day during pregnancy and another 2-500 during lactation. Rebbekah can focus on getting calcium and magnesium, iron, zinc, folic acid, omega 3 fatty acids and enough protein.   The following are a list of nutrient-rich foods to include in her diet:
Eggs, fish, poultry, organ meats (in small amounts), goat's milk and yoghurt, yoghurt, red meats, nuts and seeds, wholegrains, leafy green vegetables, orange/red/yellow vegetables, seaweeds, techina, molasses.
Jewish dietary laws are known as kashrut and food that adheres to these standards is called kosher. For example:
• Eating any pork or pork products, including animal shortening, is prohibited.
• All blood must be drained from meat and poultry before cooking.
• Dairy products and meat products cannot be eaten together, because this is considered unhealthy. Cooking equipment and eating utensils that have come into contact with dairy products cannot be used with meat, and vice versa.
• Animals and poultry must be slaughtered in accordance with Jewish law.
Other Jewish dietary restrictions include the following:
• Eating certain types of animals, birds and fish is prohibited. Specifically, the only mammals that may be eaten are those that have cloven hooves and chew their cud, such as cows, sheep and goats.
• The only type of fish that may be eaten are those that have fins and scales. Therefore, shellfish, such as lobster, shrimp, oysters and crab, are prohibited.
• Birds of prey and birds that are scavengers may not be eaten. Typical fowl, such as chicken, ducks and turkeys, are permissible.
• Certain parts of permitted animals may not be eaten. In the case of forbidden animals, their eggs and milk also cannot be consumed.

Meal plan for Rebbekah
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