What is the recommended daily intakes of omega-3 for children?

As yet, there are no mandatory recommended intakes from the National Academies of Sciences in Washington with respect to DHA/EPA for any sector of the North American population. However, they have recommended that children aged 4-8 years should consume at least 900 mg of ALA (alpha-linolenic acid) per day and may consume up to 10% of that (90 mg / day) as DHA + EPA. It should be pointed out that the recommended intake of DHA/EPA (sum) for healthy adults from the North American dietitians is 500 mg /day which would amount to approximately 350 mg /day if extrapolated to typical caloric intakes of children aged 4-8 years.

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