Supplementary Food during Pregnancy: Is It Really Beneficial for Mothers and Offsprings?

Fajria Saliha Puspita Prameswari


First 1000 days of life is a golden period and adequate maternal diet is needed to ensure optimal fetal growth. Supplementary food is known to have beneficial effects on providing nutrients for pregnant women. This article has an objective to elucidate supplementary food intervention throughout pregnancy and its beneficial effect on offsprings outcomes. Balanced energy protein supplementation and food distribution programme able to reduce the risks of maternal and offsprings complications, improve birth weight, and maintain maternal health.


Supplementary Food Intervention; Pregnancy; Maternal Malnutrition; Fetal Growth

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