The Importance of DHA for Toddlers

    The Importance of DHA for Toddlers

    As your toddler develops, increased DHA levels not only help support their brain development, but their eyes and nervous system too.
    • DHA is an omega-3 fatty acid. The name DHA is shorthand for docosahexaenoic acid.
    • DHA is important for toddlers because it helps promote brain structure and function. Studies have shown DHA also helps support respiratory health and contributes to the development of a healthy immune system.
    • On average, toddlers only get about 25% of the expert-recommended DHA levels in their daily diets. Many experts recommend 70-100 mg/day of DHA for toddlers.

    Here are the DHA levels in some common toddler foods:

     


    Apple
    Raw with skin, 1 medium
    0 mg DHA

    Apple Juice
    1 drink box, 8.45 fl oz
    0 mg DHA

    Egg
    Hard-boiled, 1 large, regular
    19 mg DHA

    Tuna
    Canned, 2 oz
    57 mg DHA

    Broccoli
    Boiled, 1/2 cup
    0 mg DHA

    Whole Cow's Milk
    8 fl oz, regular
    0 mg DHA

    Chicken Nuggets
    White meat, pre-cooked, frozen, 4 pieces (64g)
    2 mg DHA

    Quinoa
    Cooked, 1 cup
    28 mg DHA


    Enfagrow

    Enfagrow
    Two, 7 fl oz servings per day
    52 mg DHA

    Toddler DHA intake is important to keep in mind. The good news is that two servings of Enfagrow® daily can help close the DHA nutritional gap.

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    Apple
    Raw with skin, 1 medium
    0 mg DHA

    Apple Juice
    1 drink box, 8.45 fl oz
    0 mg DHA

    Egg
    Hard-boiled, 1 large, regular
    19 mg DHA

    Tuna
    Canned, 2 oz
    57 mg DHA

    Broccoli
    Boiled, 1/2 cup
    0 mg DHA

    Whole Cow's Milk
    8 fl oz, regular
    0 mg DHA

    Chicken Nuggets
    White meat, pre-cooked, frozen, 4 pieces (64g)
    2 mg DHA

    Quinoa
    Cooked, 1 cup
    28 mg DHA


    Enfagrow

    Enfagrow
    Two, 7 fl oz servings per day
    52 mg DHA

    2 servings of Enfagrow daily can help close the DHA nutritional gap.

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