60% of a dried brain weight is fat, it is no wonder deficiencies in specific kinds of fats can have huge repercussions on intelligence and behaviour.
If your child is having 3 portions of oily fish and a daily portion of seeds they should be getting a good level to help their brains develop and boost IQ.
How do I give my child all the essential fats they need?
Eat plenty of seeds and nuts
You can grind and sprinkle them on cereal, soups and salads.
Source of essential fats:
Eat cold-water carnivorous fish 2 or 3 times a week
This includes sardines, mackerel, herring, kipper or wild/organic salmon.
Choose fish oil and starflower or evening primrose oil to supplement fats
Avoid deep fried, browned and processed foods