Nutrition for Brain Development

Topic(s): Growth & Development


Early childhood is an important and dynamic period of brain growth and development when the brain forms neural networks that serve as a basis of how we think, feel and act. Neural networks connect structurally and functionally in a way that they facilitate fast and efficient brain communication, with myelination, the process that wraps nerve fibers with a lipid-rich sheath, being one of the key neurodevelopmental process involved in the refinement and shaping of those brain connections. Nutrition plays a fundamental role in supporting these physiological process and thus optimal brain and cognitive function.