190095 A global effort to fortify flour and other cereal grains with folic acid and other important micronutrients

Monday, October 27, 2008: 3:30 PM

Ibrahim Parvanta, PhD , Nutrition Counts, Wynnewood, PA

Learning Objectives:
Describe the world-wide benefit of folic acid fortification in the prevention of neural tube defects Articulate the strategies to minimize the racial/ethnic disparities in NTD prevention impact List some of the unique partnerships in the global effort to fortify flour Recognize some of the other and emerging health effects of folic acid beyond NTD prevention

Keywords: Nutrition, Birth Defects

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have worked in international micronutrient program activities for >10 years, and led the organization of two international expert meetings (under the auspices of the Flour Fortification Initiative) to develop consensus recommendations on fortification of flour with selected vitamins and minerals.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.

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