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Recipes from our March Appetite for Life event in collaboration with Johnson & Wales University include a berry banana smoothie, egg sandwich, baked oatmeal with blueberries, homemade english muffins and smoked salmon with avocado, lime and red onion with a lime vinaigrette.
While omega-3 fatty acid deficiencies have been clearly linked to memory and learning problems in rodent models, studies involving dietary supplementation have produced mixed results. A contributing factor could be that the ratio of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids in the diet is a more important marker than omega-3 fatty acid intake alone.
Recruiting kids and teens ages 5-19 and their parents. The study purpose is to identify genes and lifestyle factors that affect children’s health status and overall well-being.