Nutrition Through the Lifecycle

Pregnancy & Breastfeeding
From the Academy:
• Fertility and Reproduction
• Prenatal Wellness
• Pregnancy

Other Resources:
• Healthy Pregnancy – U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
• La Leche League International and La Leche League of Oregon
• Text4Baby – National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition
• Women, Infants, and Children Supplemental Nutrition Program (WIC) - Washington State Department of Health (WSDOH) 

Childhood and Adolescence
From the Academy:
• Kids Eat Right
• Healthy Habits for Healthy Kids (PDF)
• 25 Healthy Snacks for Kids (PDF)

Other Resources:
• Action for Healthy Kids®
• BAM! Body and Mind - CDC
• BMI Calculator for Children and Teens - CDC
Kid's Healthy Eating Plate - Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Healthy Aging
From the Academy:
• Eating Right for Older Adults (PDF) 
• Special Nutrient Needs for Older Adults 
• Menopause and Weight

Other Resources:
• Eating Well As You Get Older – NIH Senior Health
• Health Information for Older Adults – CDC Healthy Aging
• Meals on Wheels– Sound Generations Meals on Wheels
• Senior Hunger and Nutrition – National Council on Aging
Steps for Better Health By Age – Women's Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

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