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Pregnant women not eating healthily enough

Published on Mar 10, 2013 6:35 PM
Like many women surveyed, Madam Cindy Seet (above) did not know that there were nutritional guidelines for pregnant women. She intends to improve her diet from henceforth and will aim for two glasses of milk daily. --ST PHOTO: ASHLEIGH SIM

Pregnant women here tend to believe that they are eating healthily enough, but more than half actually fell short of requirements.

They do not consume enough vegetables, fruit or milk - despite guidelines set by the Health Promotion Board (HPB).

The findings were revealed in a survey released today of 480 Singaporean mothers at a parenting congress. The survey was conducted by Abbott Nutrition last year.

Some 76 per cent of the 342 pregnant women polled thought they had balanced and nutritious meals.

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