Examination of selected national policies towards mandatory folic acid fortification

Lawrence, Mark A., Chai, Weizhong, Kara, Raija, Rosenberg, Irwin H., Scott, John and Tedstone, Alison 2009, Examination of selected national policies towards mandatory folic acid fortification, Nutrition reviews, vol. 67, no. 1, supplement issue, pp. S73-S78.

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Title Examination of selected national policies towards mandatory folic acid fortification
Author(s) Lawrence, Mark A.
Chai, Weizhong
Kara, Raija
Rosenberg, Irwin H.
Scott, John
Tedstone, Alison
Journal name Nutrition reviews
Volume number 67
Issue number 1
Season supplement issue
Start page S73
End page S78
Total pages 6
Publisher Nutrition Foundation
Place of publication Washington, D.C.
Publication date 2009
ISSN 0029-6643
1753-4887
Keyword(s) folic acid
mandatory fortification
policy
Summary The purpose of this paper is to present an examination of the contrasting policies towards mandatory folic acid fortification in six countries from different regions of the world. Three questions are addressed: 1) What is the policy of the country? 2) Why was the policy adopted? 3) What lessons have been learned? Policy contrasts among countries were assessed as reflecting different interpretations of the potential risks and benefits associated with folic acid fortification. Although commonalities were identified, it was considered unlikely that there could be a standard policy response for all countries. Instead, a country-by-country policy response based on national circumstances is indicated.
Language eng
Field of Research 160508 Health Policy
Socio Economic Objective 920411 Nutrition
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
HERDC collection year 2009
Copyright notice ©2009, International Life Sciences Institute
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30019906

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: Public Health Research, Evaluation, and Policy Cluster
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