Maternal diet and nutrient requirements in pregnancy and lactation (AJP October 2018)

Accredited CPD
Group 2

Provider: AJP
Author: Denise Furness

CPD Credits: 3


Designed to give the reader an overview of the impact maternal diet and nutrition can have on foetal development and the additional requirements of some nutrients during pregnancy

Learning Objectives

After completing this activity, pharmacists should be able to:

Learning objectives

1. discuss how maternal nutrition can impact on foetal development.

2. describe the additional requirements for energy, macronutrients and micronutrients during pregnancy and lactation.

3. discuss the 7 key micronutrients and the important role of these nutrients before, during and after pregnancy.

The 2016 Competency Standards addressed by this activity include: 1.4, 1.5, 3.1, 3.6

Accreditation number: A1810AJP3    Accreditation expires: 01/10/2020

This activity has been accredited for 1.5 hour of Group One CPD (or 1.5 CPD credit) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan, which may be converted to 1.5 hours of Group Two CPD (or 3.0 CPD credits) upon successful completion of the associated assessment activity.