It’s All About the Feed: Brightest.com 

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It really is all about the feed. Did you know that more than 50% of women of childbearing age (19-30) in the U.S. do not meet the minimum intake requirements for important vitamins and minerals?1 

Research suggests that nutrition during pregnancy and in early life sets the stage for children’s health in later years. The first 1,000 days between the onset of a woman’s pregnancy and her child’s second birthday offer a unique opportunity for nutrition to shape healthier futures. 

That’s why we launched Brightest.com to give you – current moms and dads, as well as those who are hoping to have children – the latest news, scientific research and general information about optimal nutrition for mom, baby and child. 

And, we don’t stop at a child’s second birthday. Our respected experts – obstetricians, pediatricians and registered dietitians – in the early life nutrition field share their nutrition and wellness insights about preconception and pregnancy, babies and nursing, the toddler years (ages 1-3) and childhood (ages 4-12). 

From A through Z, you’ll learn about the nutrients that are shaping your child’s health, all based on nutrition research published in leading health journals. 

For instance, the “big 3” nutrients for mom and baby’s health before, during and after pregnancy include: 

* Folic Acid (B9) – an essential vitamin that supports healthy brain, spine, and spinal cord development 

* Vitamin D – helps the body maintain and build healthy bones and promotes immune function

* DHA Omega-3 – a healthy fat, supports infant brain and eye development and supports brain health of children as they grow; DHA is naturally found in breast milk in combination with ARA omega-6 

This is just a taste of the nutrition information you’ll uncover on Brightest.com. 

So, who is behind Brightest.com

With a stream of health information (some credible, some not), bombarding us from all angles, the time was right for DSM Nutritional Products to bring together internationally 

recognized nutrition experts to distill breaking nutrition research into articles and videos that moms can understand and use. 

DSM Nutritional Products, headquartered in Kaiseraugst, Switzerland, is a global leader in developing nutritional ingredients that help families live brighter, healthier lives. We’re a company focused on nutrition science that drives product development. It’s the backbone of our business, and we hope it becomes important to you when making decisions about how to nourish your children. 

Brightest’s contributing health experts will help you translate nutrition research published in leading health, nutrition and scientific journals. The goal – to give you the science-backed information you need to make informed decisions about your family’s nutrition. At the end of the day, it’s all about the feed! 

Visit brightest.com for breaking news and scientific research about vitamins and key nutrients for your health and the health of your children. Read it all in good health.

Karyn Ravin