The Grain Foods Foundation distributed bread to all the March of Dimes "Walk America" participants to advance the
public's understanding of the beneficial role grain-based foods play in the human diet.
While most of us know that we should eat from all of the food groups, not many know that products made from enriched
white flour can also provide essential ingredients for healthy prenatal development. Products made with enriched flour
contain twice the amount of folic acid found in their whole grain breads. In fact, folic acid found in bread and
grains may help prevent the risk of birth defects.