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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