Next Article in Journal
What Pelvic Floor Muscle Training Load is Optimal in Minimizing Urine Loss in Women with Stress Urinary Incontinence? A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
Previous Article in Journal
Communication and Community Involvement to Support Risk Governance
Previous Article in Special Issue
Determinants of Continued Breastfeeding at 12 and 24 Months: Results of an Australian Cohort Study
Open AccessArticle

The Nutritional Behaviour of Pregnant Women in Poland

Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, Siedlce University of Natural Sciences and Humanities, Siedlce PL-08-110, Poland
*
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2019, 16(22), 4357; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph16224357
Received: 13 September 2019 / Revised: 6 November 2019 / Accepted: 7 November 2019 / Published: 8 November 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Maternal and Early-Life Nutrition and Health)
A woman’s diet during pregnancy can significantly affect her health, as well as her child’s future development and well-being. Unfortunately, many pregnant women do not follow the recommended nutritional guidelines. The reason could be that they have insufficient knowledge about nutritional best practice. Accordingly, the purpose of this study is to investigate the nutritional behaviour of pregnant women in Poland. The research was conducted using a questionnaire to survey a sample of N = 815 pregnant women in first pregnancy. Among the findings were that the subjects ate an excessive amount of sweets, and white bread, and consumed insufficient quantities of fish, milk and fermented milk drinks. Subjects chose white bread more often than wholemeal bread, and fruit rather than vegetables. The study showed that the nutritional behaviour of pregnant women was characterised by many bad practices. View Full-Text
Keywords: diet; maternal nutrition; nutritional behaviour; pregnancy diet; maternal nutrition; nutritional behaviour; pregnancy
Show Figures

Figure 1

MDPI and ACS Style

Ługowska, K.; Kolanowski, W. The Nutritional Behaviour of Pregnant Women in Poland. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2019, 16, 4357.

Show more citation formats Show less citations formats
Note that from the first issue of 2016, MDPI journals use article numbers instead of page numbers. See further details here.

Article Access Map by Country/Region

1
Back to TopTop