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March of Dimes Offers New Resources for Pregnancy and Baby Health
Date:1/15/2008

Dimes goal to work tirelessly toward the day when all babies are born healthy.

-- Folic acid: Working with the Grain Foods Foundation, the March of Dimes has created a new "Folic Acid Seal for a Healthy Pregnancy" that is being featured on food packages in retail stores to help women quickly and easily identify breads and other grain products that contain at least 10 percent of the recommended daily amount of folic acid, a B vitamin that can help prevent certain birth defects.

Dr. Howse emphasized that the mission of the March of Dimes to prevent premature birth and other serious threats to infant health has not changed. "Premature birth is the leading cause of newborn death, and we are committed to reducing its toll," Dr. Howse said. "By engaging more people in our mission, and educating more pregnant women and moms about healthy babies, we hope to reach that goal much sooner."

The March of Dimes is the leading nonprofit organization for pregnancy and baby health. With chapters nationwide and its premier event, March for Babies, the March of Dimes works to improve the health of babies. For the latest resources and information, visit http://www.marchofdimes.com or http://www.nacersano.org.


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