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
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
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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