Resources for Healthcare Professionals

Supporting Childhood Brain Development

The Brain Nutrition Gap

Current kids’ diets may lack nutrients needed for developing brains
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The Brain Nutrition Gap

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Why Brainiac Kids?

Brain Nutrients 101

Omega-3 DHA, ALA, EPA and Choline support brain health and development
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Omega-3 DHA

An essential building block of brain cells that ensures normal development. It comprises up to 15% of a child’s brain.

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Omega-3 EPA

An essential fatty acid that supports the growth & development of a healthy brain.

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Omega-3 ALA

An essential fatty acid that supports the growth & development of a healthy brain.

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Choline

A critical component for connecting our brain’s information ‘superhighways’.

Meet our Science and Nutrition Advisors

We found the best minds to nourish young minds
Jill Castle MS RD

Jill Castle MS RD

Childhood Nutrition Expert, Author

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Prof. Susan Carlson PhD

Prof. Susan Carlson PhD

Dietetics & Nutrition, Univ. of Kansas

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Dr. Laura Jana MD

Dr. Laura Jana MD

Pediatrician, Author

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Prof. Steven Zeisel MD PhD

Prof. Steven Zeisel MD PhD

Director Nutrition Research Institute, Pediatrician, Univ. of N. Carolina

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Prof. John Colombo PhD

Prof. John Colombo PhD

Director Life Span Institute, Univ. of Kansas

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Prof. Elliott Sherr MD PhD

Prof. Elliott Sherr MD PhD

Pediatric Neurology, Univ. of California San Francisco

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Dr. Rachel Bensen MD

Dr. Rachel Bensen MD

Instructor, Pediatrics - Gastroenterology Stanford Univ.

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Prof. Eric Decker PhD

Prof. Eric Decker PhD

Head of Food Science, Univ. of Mass

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Additional Resources

  • Interim Summary of Conclusions and Dietary Recommendations on Total Fat & Fatty Acids, World Health Organization/ Food and Agriculture Organization

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  • Choline - Fact Sheet for Healthcare Professionals, National Institute of Health

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  • What We Eat in America, NHANES 2015-2016

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