Newly updated in 2015, the purpose of this document is to:
• Inform providers and consumers about the importance of adequate preconceptional folic acid consumption, 0.4 mg (400 mcg) daily, to support healthy birth outcomes;
• Promote folic acid consumption between pregnancies and across women’s lifespans; and
• Promote incorporating information about folic acid consumption into health encounters with all women of childbearing age.
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