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ABA Celebrates Healthy Baby Month

Highlighting the essential nutrients of enriched grains, especially in prenatal health

January 2017 is dedicated to Healthy Baby Month and National Birth Defects Prevention Month, and January 8-14 is a special emphasis period for Folic Acid Awareness Week.

Each day, about eight babies born in the U.S. have spina bifida or another neural tube defect.

Since enriched grains contain folic acid, a critical nutrient for brain and spinal cord development during pregnancy, the American Bakers Association (ABA), with your partnership, is encouraging women of childbearing age to consume enriched grains to prevent neutral tube defects (NTDs) in their babies through proper prenatal nutrition.

Use #Prevent2Protect to stay in the conversation, or contact ABA for statistics and resources, especially if you’re a part of the baking industry.