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Food Strong Tips: How to Eat for a Healthy Pregnancy

Written by: Jessica M. Jurcak, MS, MPH, RD, LD

Food Strong Tips: How to Eat for a Healthy Pregnancy

What should you eat while pregnant? How much do you need to eat? Should you be following a specific diet plan? Registered Dietitian Jessica Jurcak, owner of On The Move Nutrition, LLC and Coordinator of the Healthy Cleveland Initiative at the Cleveland Department of Public Health, shares five tips below for healthy nutrition during pregnancy.

First Year Cleveland: Working Together to Save Babies

September 21, 2018 By Bernadette Kerrigan, Executive Director, First Year Cleveland

First Year Cleveland: Working Together to Save Babies

An August 2018 cleveland.com editorial piece noted, “The good news is that preliminary work to tackle this problem [of infant mortality] by First Year Cleveland — an unprecedented local public-private coalition of elected officials, hospitals, religious institutions, medical providers, educators and health researchers — is making inroads. Cuyahoga County’s infant mortality rate fell last year to 8.11 deaths per 1,000 live births, still too high.”
 

How Racism May Cause Black Mothers To Suffer The Death Of Their Infants
Infant Mortality

How Racism May Cause Black Mothers To Suffer The Death Of Their Infants

Samantha Pierce of Cleveland has a 7-year-old daughter, Camryn. In 2009, Pierce gave premature birth to twins. The babies did not survive. Scientists say black women lead more stressful lives, which makes them more likely to give birth prematurely and puts their babies at risk of dying.

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