Last week it was reported that the March of Dimes and the Grain Foods Foundation have created a new Folic...
Last week it was reported that the March of Dimes and the Grain Foods Foundation have created a new Folic Acid for a Healthy Pregnancy seal. fasealthumb4.JPGThe seal is meant to insure that women get plenty of folic acid. This announcement of the new seal came during Folic Acid Awareness Week, and right on the cusp of the ten-year anniversary of folic acid fortification to enriched flour. However, even with it being ten years, even with the awareness week, only, "12 percent of women ages 18-45 know that folic acid should be consumed prior to pregnancy" according to the most recent March of Dimes/Gallup survey. This new seal will be posted on food items containing healthy amounts of folic acid. According to the announcement by the March of Dimes...
“The Folic Acid for a Healthy Pregnancy seal will make is easier for women to choose foods that are healthy for them and their babies,” said Dr. Jennifer L. Howse, president of the March of Dimes. “Folic acid is the most important vitamin women can take to help prevent serious birth defects of the brain and spine, and it’s most important that they start taking it before they get pregnant and continue to take it after.”

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