Folic Acid - Education Materials and Information Resources

Health and Wellness Nutrition Education Pregnancy

Education Materials
Folic Acid Source: Department of Health and Human Services, CDC
Provides information on the basics of folic acid (importance, when to start taking, how much to take) for women, a fact sheet, infographics, articles and more. This CDC site is also available in Spanish.

Folic Acid is Part of My Healthy Lifestyle Source: Department of Health and Human Services, CDC
These educational materials, available in English and Spanish, includes information on the amount of folic acid needed daily and ways to get this vitamin. Content is similar across the materials, though images differ.

Other CDC materials on folic acid can be downloaded or ordered.

Information Resources
Folic Acid Source: Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Women's Health
Provides information about folic acid including sources, how much women need, how much is too much, taking folic acid during pregnancy and more; also provides a fact sheet and links to related topics. This OWH site is also available in Spanish.

Folate - Dietary Supplement Fact Sheet for Healthcare Professionals Source: Department of Health and Human Services, NIH, Office of Dietary Supplements
Provides information for health professionals on folate (the generic term for naturally occurring food folate and folic acid, the form of the vitamin used in fortified foods and dietary supplements), including recommended intakes, sources, deficiency and groups at risk for deficiency, and folate's role in certain health conditions. Consumer-focused information is also available in English and Spanish.

 
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