Omega 3 DHA is needed to ensure that your child’s brain is functioning normally, but is your child getting enough from their diet? Did you know that the NHS recommends eating the one portion of oily fish a week?
We all know that the best way for children to get the nutrients they need is by eating a balanced and healthy diet. But with so many health messages out there the Omega 3 message can be forgotten.
In the last decade oily fish intake has changed little and remains consistently below dietary guidelines, this situation is worse for children, with research suggesting that only 4.5 per cent of 2 to 18 year olds ate the recommended amount each week.1
The NHS and scientific community all agree that consuming oily fish, a rich source of the omega 3 fat DHA, helps to maintain normal brain function.2
This is of particular importance for parents keen to ensure that their child’s brain has all the Omega 3 it needs.
We’ve created some child friendly, easy to follow, recipes to make sure everyone in your family meets their daily omega 3 DHA goal of 250mg.
Eaten once either of the recipes below contains enough DHA to meet your weekly recommended intake. Go to Efamol.com to find more child-friendly recipes.
If your child consistently refuses to eat oily fish then it may be worth considering a high quality fish oil supplement such as Efamol® to ensure they get enough.
2. Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) supports normal brain function and normal vision, the beneficial effect is obtained with a daily intake of 250mg of DHA.
Food Supplements should not replace a balanced diet and healthy lifestyle.
Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA).
Efamol® Kids Omega 3 DHA Drops
These drops are a child-friendly way to ensure your child gets the daily Omega 3 DHA they need to support their brain and vision2. They contain a super-strong, carefully sourced, tasteless fish oil with a mild natural lemon flavour rich in Omega 3 fatty acids, including DHA. What’s more they are sugar free and easy to hide in food, so should suit even the fussiest of eaters.
DHA helps keep brains functioning at their healthy best. 1ml contains 400mg of DHA.2
Parent and child approved formula:
● Rated 4/5 stars in an independent product trial by the Home Tester Club*
● Ranked 8 out of 10 on convenience
● 85% would recommend Efamol Kids Omega 3 DHA drops to other parents
● 80% agree child didn’t comment on a ‘fishy’ taste.
*Independent product test reviews from the Home Tester Club with 198 reviewers
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Salmon Pastry Parcels
These Salmon Pastry Parcels are a great freezer option, simple to make with children and high in Omega 3 fats DHA & EPA.
Prep. Time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
- 1 sheet of puff pastry, defrosted
- 2 tablespoons of melted butter
- 2 defrosted salmon fillets cut in half
- Handful of fresh spinach or 4 cubes of frozen leaf spinach defrosted and the water squeezed out
- Juice of 1 lemon
- Tablespoon of pesto and/or garlic and herb soft cheese
• Cut the sheet into quarters
• Place each piece of salmon onto each piece of pastry and season with pepper
• Top with cream cheese and/or pesto mixed with the defrosted spinach, blend if preferred
• Wrap the fillet up by folding the two ends towards each other and folding the ends underneath the parcel
• Repeat for all four fillets
• Brush the top and sides of each parcel with butter
• Cook at 200°c for 15 minutes
Salmon Fish Fingers
These Salmon Fish Fingers are simple to make with your children and high in DHA & EPA.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
- 2 omega 3 rich eggs, beaten
- 100g plain flour
- 4 salmon fillets
- Rapeseed oil
• Place the beaten eggs, flour and breadcrumbs into 3 separate bowls
• Carefully cut the salmon into finger sized pieces
• Keep 1 hand as your egg dipper and the other for your flour and breadcrumbs – otherwise you will get in a mess!
• Dip each fish finger in the egg then into the flour then dip into the egg and then dip into the breadcrumbs
• Repeat with each fish finger
• Cook at 200°c for 12 mins