Saturated Fatty Acids:
Saturated fatty acids are a type of fat present in many foods and, while essential in small amounts, should be offered mindfully to children.
They’re unique because they remain solid at room temperature, like the butter on our breakfast table. While they contribute to energy and certain bodily functions, high intakes are linked to health concerns later in life.
Think meats, dairy, and tropical oils. If a child has dairy allergies, coconut oil or lean meats can be an alternative source. Balance is key; sprinkle them into diets but don’t let them dominate the plate.