You most likely have heard about the benefits of Omega 3 Fatty Acids. Omega 3 is considered essential because your body does not make Omega 3 (DHA and EPA). Science is also starting to show the need for children to get adequate amounts of Omega 3 to ensure a healthy brain and all its functions. The need for Omega 3 and children begins much earlier than you may realize. It starts before birth, while the fetus is growing.