Babies and Toddlers Can Easily Receive The Benefits of DHA From Fish Oil
Ocean Nutrition Canada Limited (ONC), supplier of MEG-3® brand Omega-3 EPA/DHA food and dietary supplement ingredients, is pleased to announce that Stonyfield Farm has added the MEG-3® DHA brand ingredient to their infant yogurt. ONC’s MEG-3® DHA ingredient has been approved as organic compliant, making this product the first organic yogurt with DHA. YoBaby Plus Fruit & Cereal Yogurt now with DHA, is directed toward babies and toddlers to provide them with the nutrients they need.
YoBaby Plus Fruit & Cereal Yogurt with DHA contains 17 mg of DHA per 100 calories, the same amount normally found in breast milk. This stir and serve product is available in two delicious flavors, Strawberry/Banana and Raspberry/Pear.
DHA (Docosahexaenoic Acid) is one of the essential fatty acids that the body needs for normal growth and development. By dry weight, thirty percent of the human brain is DHA, which is important in infant nutrition because the brain grows rapidly until age seven. Studies have shown that DHA can also improve cognitive and visual skills. Historically, the main source of DHA was from eating fatty fish, such as salmon, anchovies and sardines. Fish consumption has decreased dramatically in the last 50 years so there is a major DHA dietary deficiency during these important developmental years.
Gary Hirshberg, President of Stonyfield Farm, said, “We have added DHA to our YoBaby Plus Fruit and Cereal Yogurt to provide parents with a tasty and convenient way to help their babies and toddlers consume this essential nutrient.”
Ian Lucas, Executive Vice President of Global Marketing with ONC, said, “DHA is crucial to the normal growth and development of babies and toddlers. By eating Stonyfield Farm’s YoBaby Plus Fruit and Cereal Yogurt with DHA, infants can now get this important nutrient in one of their favorite foods so they are getting the goodness of fish without the taste or smell of fish.”
About Ocean Nutrition Canada Limited (ONC):
Ocean Nutrition Canada Limited is a privately held company, whose major shareholder is Clearwater Fine Foods Incorporated, a diversified holding/investment company whose significant holdings include a controlling interest in Clearwater Seafood's Limited Partnership, which is the world’s largest integrated shellfish harvester and processor and Ocean Nutrition (Canada) Limited. Ocean Nutrition Canada researches, manufactures, and markets Omega-3 concentrates and other marine based natural ingredients for dietary supplements and foods. ONC exemplifies scientific rigor in discovery and research programs, along with world leading regulatory and quality compliance standards. For more information on the health benefits of MEG-3® ingredients please visit www.meg-3.com
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