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Brain Development Food:

Posted on 01-26-2015


It should not come as a surprise that your child’s brain development is dependent on several different factors. The brain develops at an unbelievable rate in the first few years of life, and this development requires plenty of fuel in the form of healthy brain foods. We will take a look at some of the important foods that are essential for your child’s brain development.

Breast milk

Your child should be fed a diet solely of breast milk for the first few months of life. Breast milk contains everything your infant needs in order to grow and experience healthy brain development. If you are unable to breastfeed, then you should be using a baby formula.


Naturally fatty fish are an outstanding source of vitamin D and omega-3s. These nutrients help to protect the brain from debilitating cognitive conditions that can negatively affect brain development. Omega-3s also help your child focus on tasks both at home and at school. Tuna, sardines, and salmon all contain excellent amounts of omega-3.


Oatmeal is simple to prepare and contains protein and fiber which helps to keep blood vessels leading to and from the brain clear. A recent study that explored memory retention in relation to oatmeal showed that students who ate sweetened oatmeal scored higher on memory tests than those students who ate artificially sweetened cereals.


Eggs are packed full of nutrients which aid in brain development including omega-3s, zinc, choline and lutein. Eggs are a great snack for your child to nibble on between meals because of the protein and carbohydrates they contain.

The childcare team at Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Flower Mound, Texas, makes use of excellent age-appropriate programs to maximize brain development. Contact us today to find out more about our facility. 

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