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Los Angeles County
Department of Public Health
Maternal, Child, & Adolescent Health Programs

600 S. Commonwealth Ave.,
8th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90005
Tel: (213) 639-6400
Fax: (213) 639-1034
Nutrition Resources for CPSP Providers
  • Choose My Plate: Contains up to date nutrition information and resources for all healthy individuals. There are specific resources for pregnancy and breastfeeding, including daily meal patterns, supplementation,  making safe choices and tip sheets. Available in English and Spanish.
  • WIC : Provides many useful nutrition resources specifically for pregnant and post-partum women and infants and children. Available in English and Spanish.
  • California Diabetes and Pregnancy Program, Sweet Success (CDAPP): Contains resources and information about gestational diabetes.
  • Steps to Take BMI Intervention Chart is a quick guide for counseling women about healthy weight gain during pregnancy.
  • Folic Acid: Folic acid helps prevent serious birth defects. The CA Dept. of Public Health has resources and handouts for patients in English and Spanish.
  • Advice About Eating Fish: Provides advice to those who might become or are pregnant or breastfeeding to the types of fish that are nutritious and safe to eat.  Downloadable pdf chart available. English, Spanish.
  • Iron for Strong Blood: Why people need iron, anemia explained, foods with iron, how vitamin C helps with iron absorption, and how to get enough iron for the whole family. Available in English and Spanish.
  • Nutrient Card- Calcium: Provides education for why calcium is needed, how much is enough and calcium rich foods including dairy free options. Available in English and Spanish.
  • Health Information Translations: Provides education resources in multiple languages (Korean, Tagalog, Vietnamese, Chinese, Arabic, and many more)  for healthcare professionals and others to use in their communities.  Choose a subtopic (nausea and vomiting during pregnancy, breastfeeding, high blood pressure, diabetes).
  • DRI Calculator for Healthcare Professionals: Can be used to estimate calorie needs based on age, sex, height, weight, activity level and pregnancy or lactation status.
  • March of Dimes: Drop down menu provides information for before, during and after pregnancy, including nutrition ; information on exercise, caffeine, cravings, and food to avoid or limit during pregnancy.
  • Every Woman California: Nutrition resources for people who may become pregnant. Links for women, teens, men, LBTQ+ and health professionals.
  • Dairy Council of California : Handouts in English and Spanish for nutrition for adults and pregnancy.
  • Nasco: Online store selling hands-on nutrition teaching aids and supplies such as MyPlate handouts and visual aids.
  • Noodle Soup: Online store selling low-literacy, affordable materials to promote breastfeeding, perinatal education, postpartum care, immunization, nutrition and early childhood development.
  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: provides health and nutrition professionals with the most recent evidence-based nutrition recommendations.
  • California Dietetic Association: A membership association of Registered Dietitians (RDs), Dietetic Technicians Registered (DTRs), and nutrition students dedicated to healthy lifestyles through food decisions and the delivery of effective food and nutrition services by qualified dietetic professionals and association members.
  • Preconception Nutrition-National Agricultural Library-USDA: Women of childbearing age who desire pregnancy, can increase their chances of having a healthy baby. Use this website to identify specific pages on nutrition topics women can follow before or between pregnancies to improve pregnancy outcomes.


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    For more information, please call the Los Angeles County CPSP Program office at (213) 639-6419 or email  

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