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  • 18 mins of CPD

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What you'll learn in this expert session

There is a recognised need to ensure pregnant women receive adequate vitamin D, but the evidence on how to do so is mixed. This presentation will outline, according to the current knowledge base, how to adopt a holistic approach to ensuring adequate vitamin d intake tailored to individual patients, using a combination of the sources of sunlight, diet, and supplementation.

Learning Objectives:

  • Know the population groups most at risk of inadequate vitamin D during pregnancy, and how to effectively screen patients
  • Be aware of the required amount of sunlight to ensure adequate vitamin D, as well as types of patients unlikely to receive it
  • Identify food types that are rich in vitamin D, and the limitations of vitamin D intake from diet
  • Understand how to use vitamin D supplements safely and effectively during pregnancy

About the Expert

Maria Andonopoulos

Maria is an Accredited Practising Dietitian with over 14 years experience of client consultations, teaching and research. Maria has extensive knowledge about nutrition for fertility and pregnancy, as well as weight management and diabetes. Maria works in partnership with Nutrition Plus, an alliance of dietitians around Australia and New Zealand who specialise in pre and postnatal nutrition. Nutrition Plus dietitians provide specialist consultations, dietitian-led workshops and provide resources for both healthcare professionals and their patients to help improve early life nutrition.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Video Lecture

    • Vitamin D and Pregnancy (18 mins of CPD)

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