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Omega 3 - DHA

What it is

Fish oil provides two essential Omega-3 fatty acids - docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA). As both are essential fatty acids our bodies cannot produce, it is critical that we get them from either the food we eat or quality supplements in order to meet our daily needs. DHA is vital for a child’s developing brain to support memory, learning, and concentration and behaviour. Most children (and adults) do not eat enough Omega-3 rich foods such as oily fish. 

Daily intake

Children 1 - 3 years: 40mg/day

Children 4 - 8 years: 55mg/day

Children 9 - 13 years: 70mg/day

Sources

Salmon, tuna, mackerel, sardines, halibut, nuts, nut oils, seeds, flax seeds, chia seeds