Eat Seafood, America Campaign Downloads & Social Shares
Here’s How You Can Help:
- Eat seafood and buy seafood. It’s as simple as that! Buy it online or order pick-up from purveyors, restaurants, mail-order, grocery stores.
- Post a photo of your meal, tag it with #EatSeafoodAmerica.
- Repeat. Keep supporting our nation’s seafood community by eating seafood and buying seafood as often as you can.
And, remember, we’re here to support our communities and fellow Americans – be nice and stay positive. Thank you!
Themes to Support #EatSeafoodAmerica This January and February
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Start Fresh with Seafood
The New Year is a time for a fresh, healthy start
Sample Social Posts
- January often means drastic lifestyle changes, such as fad diets and intense exercise routines; but 80% of New Year’s resolutions fail by February. We’re encouraging Americans to focus on long-term lifestyle changes, including adding more seafood, for improved health all year long. Get 10 fun tips on how to Start Fresh with Seafood https://www.seafoodnutrition.org/startfresh #EatSeafoodAmerica
- The new year is a time for a fresh, healthy start. Try incorporating #Seafood2xWk into your weekly routine for a healthier and smarter you. Learn more tips at https://www.seafoodnutrition.org/startfresh #EatSeafoodAmerica
- Life can be complicated, especially during these times. Meals can be simple with seafood. Need a quick #recipe? Many fish dishes can be made in 15 minutes or less. Check out this blog post & recipes for more #tips https://www.seafoodnutrition.org/seafood-101/recipe-roundup/simple-seafood-recipes/ #EatSeafoodAmerica
- Eating more seafood can help you meet your goals this year, as well as help the #local economy. Support small businesses through these unprecedented times. Get takeout from your favorite restaurant. Visit your local fish-monger or many fishermen and farmers are offering ways to buy direct. #EatSeafoodAmerica
Blog Post: 10 Ways to Start Fresh with Seafood
The new year is a time for a fresh, healthy start. We’re encouraging Americans to focus on long-term lifestyle changes, including adding more seafood, for improved health all year long.
Getting an Early Start
The importance of seafood for baby brain development
The benefits of seafood for babies are big! Fish and shellfish supply the nutrients, vitamins and omega-3s essential for brain development, strong bones, and a healthy heart and immune system.
Links to Useful Resources
Sample Social Posts
- Eating seafood during pregnancy is a great way to get the nutrients you & your baby need. Fish & shellfish are the only foods rich in a healthy oil called omega-3 DHA, which is essential for your baby’s brain and eye development. #BrainFood #EatSeafoodAmerica
- Seafood is the whole package: zinc, iron, choline, folate, iodine, selenium, vitamins A, D, B6, and B12, and omega-3 fatty acids that are all essential during pregnancy and early development. #DietaryGuidelines #EatSeafoodAmerica
- DYK pregnant women who eat seafood have babies with higher IQs! Fish and shellfish supply the vitamins & omega-3s essential for brain development, strong bones & a healthy heart and immune system. #EatSeafoodAmerica
- Eat Smart! Kids whose mothers eat seafood during pregnancy may gain an average 7.7 IQ points. #LittleSeafoodies #BrainFood #EatSeafoodAmerica
- Fish makes brains bigger, literally! Your brain is nearly 60% fat, and #omega3s found in seafood are among the most crucial molecules that determine your brain’s ability to develop & perform. #BrainFood #EatSeafoodAmerica
Seafood as Self Care
Treat yourself to good nutrition & your ideal lifestyle
Blog Post: Top 7 Ways to Include Seafood as Self Care
Sample Social Posts
- During these stressful times, your health and #wellness comes first. Think of seafood as #selfcare – you get to eat something delicious while doing something very healthy for yourself. #EatSeafoodAmerica
- #EatSeafoodAmerica! is an initiative aimed at not only helping Americans stay healthy during the COVID-19 crisis, but to thrive. Learn 7 ways to include seafood as part of your #selfcare routine.
- How do you #selfcare? Sitting down & enjoying a good meal? Getting in the kitchen & turning up the tunes? Nourishing our bodies with delicious seafood is a strong part to being our best selves. We’re sharing 7 ideas to help you take back some time for you. #EatSeafoodAmerica
- Now, more than ever, people are looking for ways to “boost” their immune system. Seafood, both fish and shellfish, provides essential nutrients to the body that support immune health.
- Seafood is a nutrient-packed food that reduces inflammation with vitamins A, B, and D, as well as omega-3 fatty acids and minerals such as calcium, selenium, phosphorus, iron, zinc, iodine, magnesium and potassium.
- Blog Post: Support Your Immune Health by Eating a Variety of Seafood
- Social Post: Seafood helps support your immune health. Good nutrition is essential to support a strong immune system, and seafood is nutrient-packed with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory vitamins, minerals such as selenium, iron and zinc, and omega-3s. https://www.seafoodnutrition.org/seafood-101/support-your-immune-health-with-seafood #EatSeafoodAmerica #immunehealth
stress & Anxiety
- When we are depressed or anxious, we naturally resist self care, including preparing and eating nutritious food. But good nutrition is more important than ever for those suffering depression. Research shows that our daily food choices influence our mental health, and evidence is strong that seafood is brain food.
- Social Post: Seafood has the vitamins needed to boost your mood and calm your mind. #LearnMore https://www.seafoodnutrition.org/seafood-101/health-tips/seafood-is-brain-food-anxiety-stress #EatSeafoodAmerica
- Social Post: Fish is like a multivitamin for your brain. Fish is more than just an excellent source of lean protein and essential #omega3s, it provides other vitamins & minerals important for mental health. The nutrients that tend to be low in people who are depressed – #vitaminD, magnesium & zinc – are found in #fish. https://www.seafoodnutrition.org/seafood-101/health-tips/seafood-is-brain-food-multivitamin-for-your-brain/ #EatSeafoodAmerica
- Fact Sheet: A Dive into Mental Health & Depression
- Social Post: With all that is happening, many people are struggling to get a good night’s sleep. Eating seafood has been shown to improve sleep quality as well as daily functioning for adults and kids alike. #EatSeafoodAmerica
Start with Seafood
Breakfast is the most overlooked time to enjoy seafood
Blog Post and Recipe Roundup: Start With Seafood: Getting Fishy at Breakfast
Smoked salmon is one of our favorite ways to start the day, but as we continue to explore new foods in the kitchen and put a new focus on starting our day off right, we are looking more at seafood for breakfast. Adding canned tuna, salmon or crab to an omelet or frittata is a very simple way to get to your goal of seafood at least twice a week!
Sample Social Post: Power up your day with brain-boosting delicious seafood. Think lox & bagels, salmon frittata, shrimp & crab omelet. See https://www.seafoodnutrition.org/breakfast for more inspo! #EatSeafoodAmerica
Seafood Is Simple
Many fish dishes cook in 15 minutes or less
Sample Social Posts
- Need something quick and easy for #dinner? Most seafood cooks in 15 minutes or less. For #recipe inspiration, visit https://www.seafoodnutrition.org/recipes/?fwp_dietary_considerations=quick-meals #EatSeafoodAmerica
- Good rule of thumb: Try the 10-minute rule, which says you should measure the fish at its thickest point, and cook it on medium-high for 10 minutes per inch, turning halfway through the cooking time. #EatSeafoodAmerica #RealSimple #DYK #EasyDinner
- Life can be complicated, especially during these times. Meals can be simple with seafood. Need a quick #recipe? Many fish dishes can be made in 15 minutes or less. Plus, if you didn’t plan ahead, seafood can be cooked from frozen! Check out this blog post for more #tips https://www.seafoodnutrition.org/seafood-101/recipe-roundup/simple-seafood-recipes/ #EatSeafoodAmerica #weeknightdinner #athome
Love Your Heart, Eat Seafood
Eating right for a healthy heart
Heart disease is the #1 killer in america, and it is largely preventable. We’re here to offer simple tips for making life-altering changes.
Sample Social Posts:
- Heart disease is 80-90% preventable with proper diet, exercise and lifestyle modifications. Eating one to two servings of fatty fish a week reduces the risk of dying from heart disease by 30-50%. #HeartMonth #EatSeafoodAmerica
- February marks #HeartMonth, so all month long we’ll be featuring delicious recipes that are high in heart-healthy omega-3s. Eating #Seafood2xWk helps reduce the risk of dying from heart disease by 30-50%. #EatSeafoodAmerica
- The @american_heart suggests eating two 3.5-ounce servings of non-fried fish every week as part of a heart-healthy lifestyle. Learn more at https://www.seafoodnutrition.org/heart #HealthyforGood #EatSeafoodAmerica