Carol Lammi-Keefe, professor and head of the Human Nutrition and Food Division in the LSU AgCenter’s School of Human Ecology, is the lead editor of a new book published in 2008 – Handbook of Nutrition and Pregnancy.
This book is meant for clinicians and other health professionals and meets a need at the international level, said Roy Martin, director of the school.
"Optimal nutrition is mandatory during pregnancy," Martin said. "But there is no one-size-fits-all approach. This book provides a vital tool for the health professional working with pregnant women."
The book includes 23 chapters written by 42 authors and was published by Humana Press. It is one in a series on nutrition and health by that publisher. The other two editors are Sara Crouch at the University of Cincinnati and Elliot Philipson at the Cleveland Clinic.
"We put this book together to serve as a handy guide – something that can be easily referred to in answering questions," Lammi-Keefe said.
Some of the issues addressed in the book are vegetarianism during pregnancy and obesity.
Linda Foster Benedict
(This article appeared in the fall 2008 issue of Louisiana Agriculture.)