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Journal of Nutrition

Direct Diet Quantification Indicates Low Intakes of (n-3) Fatty Acids in Children 4-8 Years Old

Authors: Sarah M. M. Madden, et al / Journal: Journal of Nutrition, March 2009


Researchers measured the amount of omega-3 fatty acids Canadian children ages 4-8 get through the foods they eat to compare this level with recent recommendations. Based on the Dietary Reference Intakes from the Institute of Medicine, 78 percent of children did not meet the suggested adequate intake for DHA+EPA. Based on the American Dietetic Association and Dietitians of Canada recommendation (adjusted for children), 90 percent of children did not meet the suggested intake for DHA+EPA.