Let’s start with basics. Fats are an essential component to a healthy diet. There are many types of fatty acids and the potentially helpful types of dietary fat are primarily unsaturated fatty acids.

Unsaturated fatty acids all have at least one double bond linkage between carbon atoms. Monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFAs) are the fatty acid that has one double bond meanwhile polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) has more than one double bond.

Omega 3 & Omega 6 are the essential PUFAs that must be obtained from our diet because our body are unable to produce it. Most importantly, Omega 3s & 6s are necessary to promote healthy growth in children.

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The 3 important functions of Omega 3 are:

Precursor of EPA, DHA & ALA


Eiscosapentaenoic acid (EPA)

Functioned to produce chemicals called eicosanoids, which help to reduce inflammation.

 

Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA)

DHA makes up about 8% of brain weight and is extremely important for normal brain development and function.

 

Alpha-linolenic acid (ALA)

Mainly used by the body for energy or convert into EPA & DHA.

Build immune system and visual development 


Omega 3 & 6 makes up more than 30% of the lipid in the brain, cones and rods of retina. 

Promotes brain development


The cell membranes in the brain are largely made up of polyunsaturated fats. According to study, Omega 3 and 6 improve children’s reading skills.

Thus, it is vitally crucial to obtain adequate omega 3 & 6 in your kid’s diet.

The current recommended adequate intakes of Omega 3 are as below:

0 to 12 months: 0.5 grams/day

1 to 3 years: 0.7 grams/day

4 to 8 years: 0.9 grams/day

9 to 13 years (boys): 1.2 grams/day

9 to 13 years (girls): 1.0 grams/day

14 to 18 years (boys): 1.6 grams/day

14 to 18 years (girls): 1.1 grams/day

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References:

Omega-3, omega-6 supplement improves reading for children. (2016, September 14). Retrieved April 17, 2020, from https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/09/160914085808.htm

Cording, J. (n.d.). Do Kids Need Omega-3 Fats? Retrieved April 17, 2020, from https://www.eatright.org/food/vitamins-and-supplements/types-of-vitamins-and-nutrients/do-kids-need-omega-3-fats

Healthline. 2020. Omega-3-6-9 Fatty Acids: A Complete Overview. [online] Available at: [Accessed 17 April 2020].