Everyone needs to eat a healthy diet; however, there are certain populations that are of particular public health concern. The 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans has provided specific recommendations for these populations to help them meet their nutrient needs.
For example, women who are pregnant, breastfeeding, or who want to get pregnant need to pay attention to what they consume to keep themselves and their babies (or future babies) healthy and safe. Many adults over the age of 50 years often have special nutrient needs as well.
Women planning to get pregnant:
Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding:
Adults over 50
For more information on alcohol and pregnancy, take a look at Information for Women at the CDC.
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