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Topics for women categorized by various life stages.

College:

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics – Healthy Eating for Women

Provides tips for eating a balanced diet and maintaining physical activity for young women.

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics – Eating Disorders

Discusses symptoms of eating disorders and health consequences.

University of California

Includes information about micronutrients that are particularly important for young women.

NCAA

For the college athlete – information about nutrition, sleep, and eating disorders especially relevant for this population.

 

Pregnancy:

Mayo Clinic – Micronutrients

Focus is on various micronutrients (and their sources) that are important during pregnancy.

Mayo Clinic – Exercise

Describes the role of exercise in a healthy pregnancy, factors to consider, and how to pace yourself.

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics – Miscellaneous

Links to articles about numerous issues relating to nutrition and health during pregnancy.

American Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecology

FAQ about pregnancy and health.

American Pregnancy Association – Nutrition

Myth vs. Fact presentation regarding nutrition and pregnancy.

American Pregnancy Association – Nutrition

Tips for building a healthy diet during pregnancy.

American Pregnancy Association – Exercise

Discusses the benefits of exercise during pregnancy, includes restrictions and things to avoid.

MedlinePlus – Miscellaneous

Links to various resources regarding nutrition and diet during pregnancy.

MedlinePlus – Gestational Diabetes

Explanation of gestational diabetes with links to additional resources.

Diabetes.org

Information about gestational diabetes.

March of Dimes

Advice regarding physical activity for pregnant women.

 

Breastfeeding:

Mayo Clinic

Q&A about nutrition to support breastfeeding.

American Pregnancy Association

Q&A about the benefits of breastfeeding.

Nutrition.gov

Resources from the USDA, NIH, and DHHS about breastfeeding and related topics.

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Various articles on breastfeeding and different infant feeding stages (formulas, bottles, weaning, etc.).

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Consumer-focused article about the importance of food and drink choices while breastfeeding.

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

AND’s practice paper and link to their position paper about breastfeeding and its role in supporting infant health.

National Research Council

Science-heavy explanations of the impact of exercise during breastfeeding.

 

Menopause:

British Nutrition Foundation

Discussion of menopause and nutrition recommendations.

Southwest Virginia Community College

Curriculum on health and fitness for women aged 45-60.

 

General:

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Information regarding specific nutrients (and their food sources) that women generally need to make sure they are getting in sufficient amounts.

Office on Women’s Health

Under Health and Wellness tab: Various topics relevant to women’s nutrition, including information on physical activity, injury prevention, food allergies/intolerances, and food/nutrition basics.

Office on Women’s Health

Information about osteoporosis and its prevention. Appropriate for women of all ages.