In this episode of Healthy Family Project, we talk to McKenzie Jones, RDN all about nutrition and health during pregnancy. McKenzie share tips on proper nutrition while pregnant, what food groups to eat, how nutrition and appetite changes during pregnancy and giving into those crazy cravings.

We have a special guest host today, our digital marketing manager Amber Gray, who along with McKenzie, is expecting her first child this fall. This episode is a must-listen for all expecting parents, your friends and family members who are expecting or for those looking to start a family soon.

McKenzie Jones is a Los Angeles-based Registered Dietitian, nutritionist for NutriBullet, and writer and communicator who truly loves meeting and connecting with people. Grounded in science with an integrative and holistic approach, she aims to make the world a healthier, happier place by helping people feel their best from the inside out and encouraging others to restore a judgment-free relationship with food. McKenzie has been a contributing editor for the award-winning publication Environmental Nutrition and her numerous articles, nutrition tips, and recipes can be found in publications such as The Chicago Tribune, Today’s Dietitian, Food and Nutrition Magazine, and more.

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Want to skip straight to a hot topic? See time stamps below. But of course, we recommend listening all the way through!

  • 2:22 Welcome Amber & McKenzie!
  • 5:32 Important foods to eat during pregnancy
  • 10:38 First trimester eating tips
  • 15:16 How much to eat during pregnancy
  • 17:21 How to deal with pregnancy cravings 
  • 20:46 Staying hydrated during pregnancy

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