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3RD EDITION LAUTECH JOURNAL OF NURSING

The study assessed food craving and food aversion practices among primigravid mothers in Enugu Metropolis using survey research design. Convenient sampling technique was used to select hospitals and pregnant mothers attending antenatal clinics. The questionnaire was used for data collection. The findings showed that majority (56.9%) of the primigravid women crave for fruits, beverages and snacks or averse to beans-based food, cassava-based food and spices example, garlic. Also, food craving and aversion were mostly experienced during the first trimester. Based on the result, it was then recommended that public health nurses/midwives should be encouraged to educate pregnant women, especially the primigravid women on nutritional needs during pregnancy and the implication of food craving and aversion in pregnancy.

Keywords: Food craving, Food aversion,

practices, Prmigavid mothers

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  • Nwaneri | A. | C. | | , Madu | N. | B. | | , Ezenduka | P. . | O | | , Ndie | E. | C. | |
  • : Food craving, Food aversion
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