The Wall Street Journal recently published a story on the popularity and benefits of omega-3 fatty acids. The article highlights the DOLAB study, recently published in the journal PLOS One, which found DHA may help to improve reading and behavior in underperforming children ages 7-9.
Brain health experts advise parents to include DHA supplements or fortified foods and beverages in their kids’ diets to support brain health and development. Dr. David Perlmutter, M.D., Board-Certified Neurologist, Fellow of the American College of Nutrition and author of “Raise a Smarter Child by Kindergarten,” encourages mothers to provide their children with DHA beginning in infancy.
There are many ways for parents to serve their children DHA omega-3s, especially since more than 550 brands that fortify products with an algal source of DHA, including:
- Minute Maid Enhanced Pomegranate Blueberry Juice, which is a blend of five juices from concentrate
- Genesis Today Omega Orange Juice
- Horizon Organic Fat-Free Milk with DHA Omega-3, which comes in four varieties: Lowfat Chocolate Milk plus DHA Omega-3, Fat-Free Milk plus DHA Omega-3, Whole Milk plus DHA Omega-3 and Reduced Fat Milk with DHA Omega-3
- Bayer Flintstones Plus Omega-3 DHA Gummies
- BrainStrong Kids
Does your child have a favorite food/beverage item enhanced with DHA omega-3?