Folate knowledge and consumer behaviour among pregnant New Zealand women prior to the potential introduction of mandatory fortification.

@article{Mallard2012FolateKA,
  title={Folate knowledge and consumer behaviour among pregnant New Zealand women prior to the potential introduction of mandatory fortification.},
  author={Simonette R Mallard and Lisa A Houghton},
  journal={Asia Pacific journal of clinical nutrition},
  year={2012},
  volume={21 3},
  pages={440-9}
}
To reduce the risk of neural tube defects, the New Zealand Ministry of Health recommends women take supplemental folic acid from at least one month preconception until the end of the twelfth week of pregnancy, as well as consume folate-rich foods. A postpartum survey was conducted to describe folate knowledge and consumer behaviour among pregnant New Zealand women prior to the potential implementation of mandatory folic acid fortification of bread in May 2012. Increasing knowledge of folic acid… CONTINUE READING
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