Nutrition Through The Life Cycle

7th Edition
Brown + 1 other
ISBN: 9781337919333



Nutrition Through The Life Cycle

7th Edition
Brown + 1 other
ISBN: 9781337919333
Textbook Problem

____ A number of factors influence diet during pregnancy beyond food availability. Which of the following factors does not commonly modify dietary intake during pregnancy even when food is easily available?

  1. a. Culturally based food preferences
  2. b. Changes in the senses of taste and smell
  3. c. Lack of appetite
  4. d. Beliefs about the nutrient content and effects of specific foods on pregnancy outcome

Summary Introduction

Introduction: The diet of a pregnant woman should include recommended amount of calories and nutrients needed during pregnancy because it highly influences the outcome of the pregnancy. It is important to develop a healthy eating behavior and have food choices that benefit both the mother and the fetus.


Reason for the correct answer:

Option c. is given as “Lack of appetite”.

Appetite loss is a common symptom observed in pregnant women, especially during the first trimester of her pregnancy, due to certain physiological changes in her body. However, it does not affect the type of food that a woman consumes.

Hence, option c. is correct

Reasons for incorrect answers:

Option a. is given as “Culturally based food preferences”; as the prevalence of culturally driven ideologies is hard to neglect, they can influence the dietary intake of the pregnant woman.

Hence, option a. is a wrong answer.

Option b. is given as “Changes in the senses of taste and smell”; the symptoms of morning sickness such as nausea and vomiting during pregnancy largely affect the pregnant women...

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