Women have special nutrient needs and during each stage of women’s life these needs changes. The nutrition and energy needs of women are important for growth, healthy development and maturation during adolescence, during pregnancy and breast feeding. Women diet should include calcium, iron, folate, vitamin B12 and vitamin D. the use of these nutrients is based on the age of women, for example, two nutrients important for girls in childhood and early teens are calcium and iron, nutrition during pregnancy period are folic acid, B12, choline, omeg3s, vitamin D, calcium and iron, nutrition during old age are calcium, B12, fluids. A healthy diet is important during breastfeeding because the mother must able to provide for her own nutrient requirements and as well as the production of breast milk for child, dairy products and foods rich in calcium are to be consumed during this period.
- Nutrition during Adolescence
- Nutrition during pregnancy
- Nutrition during breastfeeding
- Menstruation - diet