When kids eat at least two servings of seafood each week, the benefits are big. Fish and shellfish supply the nutrients essential for strong bones, brain development, and healthy immune and cardiovascular systems. As the new school year begins, the Seafood Nutrition Partnership (SNP) offers suggestions for helping your children do their best in the classroom and beyond.
“Fish is a delicious source of lean protein that is perfect for busy students -- and their parents,” says Linda Cornish, president of Seafood Nutrition Partnership. “Eating seafood regularly can help increase energy, improve memory, and aid in sports performance and recovery.”
Seafood is a good source of lean protein, low in saturated fat and rich in vitamins and minerals, most notably the omega-3 fatty acids, EPA and DHA. But there are many more fun facts as to why kids benefit from seafood:
Janine Faber, MEd, RD, LD, as a dietitian and a mother, works to debunk the myth that children won’t like seafood. She says there are three ways to increase your child’s interest in seafood: exposure, up to 12-15 tries before a child accepts any new food; be a positive role model, eating healthy foods yourself; and including kids in the kitchen to excite them about the dish they are about to eat. Learn more in her recent article, 3 Ways to Increase Your Child’s Interest in Seafood.
Between the soft texture and the delicious taste, fish could be every kid’s favorite food! Here are some tips for helping kids enjoy fish:
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Seafood Nutrition Partnership is a 501(c)3 with a mission to inspire a healthier America through partnerships and outreach to raise awareness about the essential nutritional benefits of eating seafood.
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