Dietary Checklist

Follow this checklist to kick start a great first 1000 days journey

  • Break bad eating habits (such as skipping breakfast, late meals, snacking unhealthy fatty foods etc.)
  • Eat 3 regular meals with some light snacks in between. Have small frequent meals to help maintain healthy body weight
  • Consume whole grains like whole wheat chapatti, brown rice, oats, whole meal bread etc.
  • Include at least 2 to 3 servings of protein rich foods like milk and milk products, egg, pulses, dal, chicken, fish etc.
  • Include 3 to 5 servings of fruits and vegetables daily
  • Consume fish about 2 to 3 times a week especially oily fish e.g. salmon, tuna, mackerel as they are good source of DHA
  • Avoid foods that may contain harmful bacteria that are linked to still birth and miscarriage e.g. raw uncooked meat, fish, egg, unpasteurized milk
  • Reduce the intake of caffeine and limit alcoholic beverages
  • Limit trans-fat “bad fat” intake by reducing the consumption of pastries, biscuits, cake, chips. Reduce the intake of sugar & sweets
  • Include vegetable oils like canola, soya bean, groundnut, sunflower or olive oil in your daily cooking. Limit excess use of oil for cooking
Along with a healthy diet, start exercising, learn to manage stress and be happy and positive!!
Consult your gynecologists for nutritional supplement