Nutrition and Diet Therapy: Self-Instructional Approaches, Fifth Edition
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1:  A recommended pattern of weight gain during pregnancy is:
A: 8 pounds (first trimester), 8 pounds (second trimester), 8 pounds (last trimester) = 24 pounds
B: 5 pounds (first trimester), 5 pounds (second trimester), 14 pounds (last trimester) = 24 pounds
C: 3 pounds (first trimester), 10 pounds (second trimester), 11 pounds (last trimester) = 24 pounds
D: 0 pounds (first trimester), 12 pounds (second trimester), 12 pounds (last trimester) = 24 pounds

2:  When are caloric needs during pregnancy the highest?
A: first trimester
B: second trimester
C: third trimester
D: same each trimester

3:  What is the RDA energy allowance for the pregnant woman?
A: 2600 kcal
B: 2780 kcal
C: 2500 kcal
D: 2900 kcal

4:  What is the RDA allowance for the lactating woman?
A: 3300 kcal
B: 2730 kcal
C: 2850 kcal
D: 2600 kcal

5:  In addition to dietary sources, what mineral is recommended to be supplemented during pregnancy?
A: potassium
B: iron
C: iodine
D: zinc

6:  What vitamin may need to be supplemented during pregnancy to prevent a type of megaloblastic anemia?
A: folacin
B: ascorbic acid
C: riboflavin
D: niacin

7:  The factor(s) thought to assist the pregnant woman in meeting her calcium requirement include( s) all except:
A: absorption of calcium is increased during pregnancy.
B: extra servings from the meat group are recommended.
C: supplemental vitamins are prescribed.
D: ascorbic acid is provided to increase absorption.

8:  What mineral intake is no longer thought generally beneficial to restrict during pregnancy?
A: iron
B: sodium
C: calcium
D: potassium

9:  Increased risks for the pregnant teenager include:
A: prematurity.
B: toxemia.
C: anemia.
D: all of the above.

10:  The most common dietary complaints during pregnancy include all except:
A: diarrhea.
B: nausea and vomiting.
C: constipation.
D: indigestion.

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