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Program Your Baby's Health: The Pregnancy Diet For Your Child's Lifelong Well-Being Extra Quality

Lead screening measures the amount of lead in blood and determines a child's risk for poisoning. Head Start programs must work with parents to ensure all enrolled children are screened for blood lead levels. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) requires universal blood lead screening for all Medicaid-eligible children, under their states' Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic and Testing (EPSDT) schedule. As of 2012, states may apply for a waiver to transition to targeted screening. Contact your state Medicaid office to determine if your state is using a targeted approach to blood lead testing.

Program Your Baby's Health: The Pregnancy Diet for Your Child's Lifelong Well-Being

Learn about Oregon programs that support healthy pregnancies. Knowing you are doing all you can to stay healthy during pregnancy and give your baby a healthy start in life will help you have peace of mind.

The first step is to limit access to unhealthy sweets and salty snacks. It's much easier to convince your child that an apple with peanut butter is a treat if there are no cookies available. Here are some more tips for adding more fruits and veggies to your child's diet:

Drinking alcohol, smoking or taking drugs during pregnancy or while breastfeeding can affect your child's health. Women who are pregnant, trying to conceive or breastfeeding should avoid smoking, drinking alcohol or taking illegal drugs. Always speak with your doctor or midwife before taking any medication.

Connecting with other people through social activities and community programs can keep your brain active and help you feel less isolated and more engaged with the world around you. Participating in social activities may lower the risk for some health problems and improve well-being. 350c69d7ab


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