MOTHeRS' Project Plate and Shopping Guide
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' Project Plate and Shopping Guide, available in both color and black-and-white. The front-side of this 2-sided handout is the MOTHeRS' Plate, and can be used to provide basic nutrition education to women who are pregnant. The plate design contains recommendations that reflect appropriate daily serving amounts for each food group, emphasizing shelf-stable food items, and includes a reminder to take a daily prenatal vitamin and mineral supplement. The back-side of this handout is the MOTHeRS' Shopping Guide, and lists additional food items, organized by food group, that should be prioritized when collecting groceries, as they are good sources of nutrients identified to be important during pregnancy. Additionally, this side of the handout emphasizes the use of nutritious shelf-stable products, and provides guidance on foods to limit and foods to avoid while pregnant.
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