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Promoting Healthy Weight Among Women of Reproductive Age Report, 2006
The Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs and City MatCH formed a Women’s Health Partnership to build state and local capacity to promote safe motherhood and enhance women’s health throughout the lifecourse. This paper outlines factors that influence healthy weight, the impact of overweight and obesity on perinatal outcomes, and lists possible community-based prevention strategies.
Promoting a Healthy Weight in Women of Reproductive Age: Experiences & Lessons Learned rrom Eight State/Local Health Department Teams
This report highlights the different interventions which were implemented in the above mentioned Women’s Health Partnership. Sonoma and Los Angeles Counties in collaboration with the California Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health (MCAH) Division were part of this effort.
Pregnancy Associated Mortality Review (PAMR) Report
Maternal mortality is associated with obesity and excessive prenatal weight gain, as outlined in this report. The report summarizes seven years of work by the MCAH Division, California Maternal Quality of Care Collaborative (CMQCC), PAMR Committee, and Public Health Institute (PHI).
Position of the American Dietetic Association and American Society for Nutrition: Obesity, Reproduction, and Pregnancy Outcomes
It is the position of the American Dietetic Association (now known as Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics) and the American Society for Nutrition that all overweight and obese women of reproductive age should receive counseling prior to pregnancy, during pregnancy, and in the interconceptional period on the roles of diet and physical activity in reproductive health.
The March of Dimes report Nutrition Today Matters Tomorrow
This report focuses on promoting healthy lifestyles, prevention and targeting preconceptional women, as a way to achieve significant improvements in health.
The MCH Nutrition Council: Improving the Nutritional Well-being of Women, Children and Families
The Association of State and Territorial Public Health Nutrition Directors Maternal and Child Health Nutrition Council issues a clear call to action, along with specific recommendations, for state and territorial health agencies to strengthen their public health nutrition services.
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