From age 10 to 50, you need to take Folic Acid every day.

Proven to reduce the risk of birth defects if taken well before conception.

What is Folic Acid?

Why is Folic Acid important at my age?

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From age 10 to 50, you need to take Folic Acid every day.

Proven to reduce the risk of birth defects if taken well before conception.

What is Folic Acid?

Why is Folic Acid important at my age?

Select your age below to learn more.

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Ages 10-12

Encourages healthy habits at a young age.

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Reduce the risk of birth defects.

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Take control of your reproductive health.

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Help improve your overall health.

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A Positive Influence

“Once I became Miss Arkansas USA, I realized my healthy choices could help others, as well. When my doctor told me about the importance of folic acid, I knew it was a message I wanted to share.”

Abby Floyd | Miss Arkansas USA
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Foods Rich in Folic Acid

This vitamin is used by the body to build new cells. When a woman is pregnant, extra is needed to prevent birth defects such as neural tube defects, heart defects and cleft lip and/or palate.

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Grains

Fortified breakfast cereals, oatmeal, grits, fortified bread products, rice, & fortified noodles

Beans & Peas

Black-eyed peas, pinto beans, baked beans, green beans, lima beans & black beans

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Fruits & Juices

Orange juice, pineapple juice, strawberries, bananas, cantaloupe & kiwi

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Vitamin B-9 is cheap and no prescription is required

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I wish someone would have told me that taking folic acid on a regular basis would decrease the chance of my baby being born with spina bifida. Like most girls my age, my pregnancy was not planned. I had no idea folic acid existed. I especially didn’t know I should be taking it since I was sexually active.

Tips for a Healthy Pregnancy

Although the focus of our coalition is folic acid awareness – we all have one major goal in mind: healthy babies.

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What is Folic Acid?

Folic Acid or Vitamin B-9 helps your body make DNA and RNA, the genetic “brains” that tell your body how to build cells. Learn More

Common Birth Defects

The best data from the United States suggests that birth defects occur in about 1 in 20 babies born. Learn More

Dosage & Conversions

The recommended dose of Folic Acid for most women of childbearing age is 400 mcg or 0.4mg. Learn More