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Are tortillas the answer for healthy Hispanic babies?

Since 1998, white flour, enriched pasta and cornmeal have been fortified with folic acid in Canada and the United States. The purpose was to decrease the amount of neural tube defects in newborns – … 156 more words


Project Healthy Children

Project Healthy Children (PHC) works with national governments and manufacturers to fortify staple foods with essential micronutrients such as iron, folic acid and iodine, to protect populations from debilitating conditions caused by malnutrition.  244 more words


Folic Acid during Pregnancy: What is Too Much?

Folate (also known as vitamin B9 or folic acid) is an essential vitamin important for the health of everyone, not just pregnant women. It is necessary to synthesize, repair and even methylate DNA. 1,025 more words

Food And Nutrition

Struggling to gain weight?

I’m writing this post as I have noticed a fair few individuals on IBS support groups that have experienced significant weight loss and this can be very detrimental leading to malnutrition and secondary consequences of malnutrition, such as muscle wasting, impaired immune system and increased morbidity and mortality. 545 more words


Proposed Risk Analysis Approach to set Maximum Levels for Vitamins & Minerals in Supplemented Foods - for Consultation

Health Canada’s Food Directorate scientists have published in the “Risk Analysis Communications” Section of the International Food Risk Analysis Journal (IFRAJ), their proposed risk analysis-based approach to set maximum levels for the addition of vitamins and minerals to food products that would become eligible for Temporary Marketing Authorization, as supplemented foods. 32 more words


*UPDATE* Folic acid: Government decision on fortification of flour

This article is Dr Geoff’s responses to the news on Tuesday (2/4/2014) on flour fortification with folic acid. Dr Geoff has previously commented on this in older posts… 1,055 more words


The health benefits related to vitamin D-intake appears to be an ever-expanding topic of research. Over the past years, protective effects of vitamin D have been found in relation to issues ranging from diabetes to bone diseases and depression (see for instance… 405 more words

Food Fortification