MOTHeRS' Project Food Guide for Women with Gestational Diabetes
Dorriety, Janina; Craven, Kay; Smith, Brittany; Kolasa, Kathryn M
The MOTHeRS’ Project was developed in 2020 with funding from the United Healthcare Foundation (UHF), ECU Physicians and the Departments of OB-GYN, Psychiatry and Family Medicine, to utilize NC-STeP — a statewide telepsychiatry program to bring multidisciplinary care to three community-based primary care obstetric clinics in Carteret, Duplin, and Chowan counties. Through this collaborative care model that includes the patient, nurse navigator, diabetes educator, behavioral health manager, primary obstetrician, MFM specialist, and a psychiatrist consultant, the MOTHeRS’ Project brings support and insights of specialty physicians to the identified practices. An additional component of this program will be the Medical Food Pantry to include healthy food bags and tailored patient education to women with high risk pregnancies and food insecurity, living in rural areas. This entry includes English and Spanish versions of The MOTHeRS' Food Guide for Women with Gestational Diabetes, available in both color or black-and-white. Using the familiar visual of a pyramid, this one-sided handout can be used as a food guide for women with Gestational Diabetes. It details the 6 food groups, and provides recommended daily servings, and serving sizes of common foods that fall into each food category. Carbohydrate-containing foods are indicated by a star, and shelf-stable food items are emphasized.
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