Does  your  kiddo  get  enough  omega – 3s?⠀

In general, do they give fish a thumbs up or a thumbs down?⠀

If a thumbs down, I feel ya – fish can sometimes be a hard sell with the kid set (and even some adults for that matter). Here’s the lowdown and what to do about it.⠀

First – know that omega-3s, DHA and EPA are essential for brain development, cognition, eye health and heart health throughout the lifespan and particularly in the first 1000 days of life. ⠀

Second, aiming for at least 2 servings of fatty fish per week (like salmon, albacore tuna or sardines) is a great goal that can help you & your littles meet your omega-3 needs.⠀

Third, if fish 2x/week isn’t gonna happen for you or your littles, don’t stress! There are other ways to get your omega-3s. Here are a few plant sources:⠀

  • Chia seeds⠀
  • Hemp seeds⠀
  • Walnuts⠀
  • Flax seeds⠀

You can also talk to your RD or doc about a high-quality fish oil supplements or vegan omega-3 supplement made from algal oil.⠀

Here’s a quick, balanced lunch I made last week for my kids with omega-3s in mind:⠀ 

  • Water-packed, canned light tuna mixed with a little mayo, chopped celery, onion & pickle⠀
  • Butter lettuce as a wrap⠀
  • Almond crackers⠀
  • Blackberries⠀
  • Sliced orange peppers⠀
  • Grape tomatoes ⠀

Cheers and warmest wishes for good health,

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