About Us

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Our Mission:

Pregnancy Food Checker’s mission is to help pregnant women (and their partners and families) make easier and safer food choices.

Our Editorial Policy:

All our content is reviewed by a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) for accuracy and in keeping with current advice on optimal maternal nutrition.

Our policy is to:

  • Provide guidance, quote and cite information from reputable medical professionals, white papers, journals, and government sources, with links (where applicable) to the source used
  • List clear, ‘real-life’ suggestions and brands rather than vague general information
  • Give examples of common dishes that are safe, and ones to avoid
  • Build upon existing advice given to pregnant women, particularly those who are pregnant for the first time
  • Explain risk levels of certain foods, allowing pregnant women to make better choices on what to eat in which stage of pregnancy
  • Banish myths, scaremongering and rumors about food in pregnancy and replacing this with broadly accepted research and science-backed answers
  • Continually review food and pregnancy information and stay up-to-date on the latest news and research findings, and update the site’s content accordingly

Our Founder:

Gina, our founder, is a former BBC Food professional. She created Pregnancy Food Checker in response to the amount of vague and confusing information about food in pregnancy. You can read more about Gina here.