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What are good sources of omega-3 fatty acids for children?

Ms. Ashley Koff, RD
Nutrition & Dietetics
If your child's not eating fish regularly, you will want to ensure a source of omega 3 fatty acids such as chia seeds, flaxseed oil, walnuts, soybeans/tofu (no, don't skip the fat in soymilk, it's good for you, but do skip the extra sugar), and hempseeds. I also like adding chopped walnuts on top of a waffle with some berries or blending tofu with some honey (in kids over age 1) and cinnamon for a homemade pudding.

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