Here’s the mistake I see many moms make: they are hypervigilant about serving low-fat foods to their kids, but are unknowingly filling their little bodies with trans fats and toxic oils. There’s no question that our bodies need fat to thrive: our brains are 70% fat and every cell membrane is made of fat. Our kids need brain boosting fats from foods like coconut oil, grass-fed butter, olive oil, avocados, wild-caught fish, and nuts. The worse things to feed them are foods made with refined oils like canola, vegetable, soybean, cottonseed, and margarine. Fast foods are prepared in these toxic oils. And low-fat foods always have questionable ingredients added (usually sugar!) to make up for the flavor lost when fat is removed. Healthy fats contribute to brain composition, cell membrane formation, and steady blood sugar levels. Kids need them. You need them. Don’t be afraid of good fat!