This listing is a sampling of websites and other resources available on folic acid or related topics. To get a complete list of resources available from each organization click on the links or contact by phone.
- Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND; formerly the American Dietetic Association)
AND position on food fortification and dietary supplements.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
National Center for Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities
Recommendations for the use of folic acid to reduce the number of cases of spina bifida and other neural tube defects.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has folic acid publications that may be ordered online. Limited quantities are available free of charge in both English and Spanish.
- Florida Department of Health (FDOH)
Family Health Line: 800-451-2229
FDOH has magnets, brochures, posters, and public service announcements available online or by calling the department's Family Health Line.
- Florida Birth Defects Registry (FBDR)
Contact Jane Correia: 850-245-4444 Ext. 2198 or fax 850-922-8473
FBDR is managed by the Division of Environmental Health, Bureau of Environmental Epidemiology in partnership with a consortium of universities as a statewide population-based birth defects surveillance system in Florida.
- Florida Folic Acid Coalition (FFAC)
352-392-1978 Ext. 423
FFAC offers a website on the topic of folic acid. Limited quantities of some educational materials are available.
- Florida Tracking Network
This web portal is part of a National network created in cooperation with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to provide health, exposure, environmental hazard data and information that communities can use to improve their health.
Fish for Health (pdf)
- International Birth Defects Information Systems
Information about various NTDs.
- March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation (MOD)
Resource Center: 1-800-MODIMES
Materials are available for purchase in English and Spanish. Individual copies of brochures may be ordered at no charge.
- March of Dimes Florida Chapter (MOD)
Every Woman Florida
For a MOD office near you call 1- 800-244-9255 or visit the MOD website.
Materials are available in English and Spanish. Informational brochures are available from the March of Dimes office near you or at the national website.
A low literacy level brochure, photo-novella, and video in English and Spanish are available from the March of Dimes. Developed by the University of South Florida, these materials were specifically designed for Hispanic migrant workers. The novella and video are about three sisters who discover and discuss the importance of taking folic acid for prevention of birth defects. Contact the March of Dimes Florida Chapter for more information.
- National Council on Folic Acid (NFCA)
703-836-6110, fax: 703-836-3470
NCFA is a partnership of over 80 national organizations and associations, state folic acid councils and government agencies whose mission is to improve health by promoting the benefits and consumption of folic acid. The NCFA is managed by the National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition (through a cooperative agreement with the CDC). The NCFA website offers information on folic acid and links to other member organizations.
- National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition
For information about folic acid: Folic Acid
- National Institutes of Health (NIH), Office of Dietary Supplements
Information about folic acid supplements.
- Spina Bifida Association of America (SBAA)
800-621-3141 or 202-944-3285
SBAA serves the adults and children who live with spina bifida and their families. It is a voluntary health agency that has available information and resources.
- United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Information about folic acid fortification of cereal and grain foods.
- United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)
Links to various folic acid resources.
- University of Florida--Folic Acid Every Day
Visit the IFAS Bookstore to order the "Folic Acid Every Day" toolkit for health professionals. The toolkit includes an educator's notebook, 2 videos, a CD-ROM containing a PowerPoint file and color handouts, and an interactive place mat and food card activity for evaluating folate intake, all contained in a plastic tote box for easy storage and transport.