Health Tips: Kids and DHA

Want your child to have better reading levels, memory, and good behavior? Just give them DHA. DHA, otherwise known as docosahexaenoic acid, is a form of omega-3 fatty acid that is essential to the health of cell membranes as well as nerve and brain function. Cold-water fish is an excellent source of this acid, so give the kids a taste for salmon!

Infants who received a DHA supplement actually scored higher on rule learning, vocabulary, and intelligence testing, with most changes occurring between the ages of 3 and 6.

If your child will not eat fish, there are a plethora of supplements out there made for children. For mothers who are breastfeeding, ensure your newborn’s DHA levels by having a high intake yourself.