What it is

Folic acid helps produce and support new cells within the body. Healthy levels of folic acid assist with new red blood cell formation, brain function and overall health and wellbeing.

Daily intake

Infants aged 0 – 6 months: 65 mcg/day (as folate)
Infants aged 7 – 12 months: 80 mcg/day

Children aged 1 – 3: 150 mcg/day
Children aged 4 – 8: 200 mcg/day
Children aged 9 – 13: 300 mcg/day
Children aged 14 – 18: 400 mcg/day

Sources

Vegetables, leafy greens such as spinach, citrus fruits, beans