OmniActive has spotlighted the importance of maintaining children's eye and brain health by incorporating lutein and zeaxanthin, two powerful nutrients found in certain foods and supplements, into diets
As a new school year commences, parents and caregivers have the pivotal task of ensuring children succeed, as early educational achievements lay the foundation for future accomplishments.
For most, this means arranging tutors, scheduling doctor’s appointments, and encouraging participation in extracurricular activities to maximise children’s learning potential. Yet, many do not recognise nutrition’s integral role in learning and academic success.
While research shows children who have a healthy and nutritious diet may have improved mental health, enhanced cognitive skills like concentration and memory and improved academic performance, a new parent survey conducted by OnePoll and commissioned by OmniActive Health Technologies shows there are knowledge gaps in children’s nutritional needs.
We want to inspire families with the knowledge and tools they need to build healthier futures for their children
- Adam Adelmann, Chief Commercial Officer at OmniActive
For example, parents rank milk, apples, and salmon as the top three items they serve their child for eye health. Yet, the American Academy of Ophthalmology suggests dark leafy greens such as kale because of kale’s high concentration of lutein and zeaxanthin.
In an effort to continually educate individuals about the significance of maintaining optimal eye and brain health throughout all stages of life and the potential benefits of lutein and zeaxanthin, OmniActive, an innovative science and natural health company, kicks off this year’s national education awareness initiative, "Lutein for Every Age.”
This programme spotlights lutein and zeaxanthin's potential in enhancing eye and brain health with a forthcoming children’s study and provides online and offline educational resources, expert insights, and actionable advice, from health advisors, Dr Joseph Allen, OD, FAAO, and Dipl ABO, and Registered Dietitian Keri Glassman, MS & CDN.
“Through our 'Lutein for Every Age' initiative, we aspire to illuminate the path to healthier eyes and sharper minds for the next generation,” said Adam Adelmann, Chief Commercial Officer at OmniActive. “We want to inspire families with the knowledge and tools they need to build healthier futures for their children.”
OmniActive’s "Lutein for Every Age" parent survey was conducted to better understand the current landscape of children's diets, digital device usage, and general health practices, and the results were enlightening: