Moms & Babies

Did You Know? The Dietary Guidelines for Americans, FDA and EPA all recommend pregnant women should eat more seafood. Click on the resource below to learn important tips for eating seafood during pregnancy.

Omega-3s for Moms & Babies - Eating seafood is Beneficial for you and your baby

Seafood, which includes fish and shellfish, received particular attention in the HHS/USDA Dietary Guidelines because of evidence of health benefits for the general populations as well as for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Seafood Recommendations from the Dietary Guidelines

​Pregnancy is one of the best times to indulge your love of fish. Seafood is tasty and craveable. Studies show eating fish during pregnancy gives moms and babies lots of health benefits. Seafood is easy to make and a natural “fast food”.

What Pregnant Women & Parents Should Know: ​Fish and other protein-rich foods have nutrients that can help your child’s growth and development.

2017 FDA EPA Advice About Eating Fish: What Pregnant Women & Parents Should Know

​When it comes to seafood safety, consumers should focus on limiting exposure to bacteria that grow when seafood isn’t stored and cooked properly. When seafood is properly handled and cooked, the risks from pathogens are minimal.

Seafood Food Safety