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Community Video (India): Maternal Diet During Pregnancy and Food Taboos

This video was produced by and for local communities in Keonjhar district of Odisha, India and is intended for local use only to showcase recommended nutrition practices. It is not intended for mass distribution.

This video is about importance of nutritious food during pregnancy and addressing food taboos. Pregnancy is the first phase of the first 1,000 days. By eating nutritious diet the mother will be healthy and also give birth to a healthy baby. Eating an extra meal a day to meet the energy requirements during this phase has also been emphasized in this video, which also highlights the types of food a pregnant woman should eat (for example, animal source food at least 2 to 3 times weekly and seasonal ripe fruits which the pregnant women usually avoids in rural areas during pregnancy).

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