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Assignment Ch. 4: Nutritional Requirements During Pregnancy Directions: Use the information in Chapter 4 to complete this worksheet. 1. Heidi, 28 years old, just found out she is pregnant. She weighs 134# and is 5’6.” Calculate her current BMI and recommend the amount of weight she should gain during her pregnancy. (4 points) - Her current BMI is 21.62. If she is having a single baby her weight gain should be between 25-35 pounds. If she is having twins her weight gain will range from 25-35 pounds. 2. How many additional calories per day should Heidi consume to support her throughout pregnancy? (2 points) - She must consume at least 300 additional calories per day in her first trimester. During her second trimester she must consume 340 more calories per day. During her 3 rd trimester she must consume at least 425 more calories per day. 3. How much food would be needed to provide the additional energy needed in the third trimester based on the DRI? Hint: Use the ADA Exchange System to estimate the amount of food that would be needed and/or Chapter 1.

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