Seafood in the Diet

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Benefits and Risks - Farm-Raised and Wild

Although there is a growing body of evidence that consuming more seafood is essential to maintaining good health, annual average per capita seafood consumption in the United States dropped significantly in 2011 - 2014. The United States Department of Agriculture 2015-2020
Dietary Guidelines strongly recommend two seafood meals per week and most other health related organizations including the American Heart Association and the National Academy of Sciences have similar recommendations. This advice holds true for people of all ages including pregnant women, young children, and older adults. Yet, the average American eats less than half the recommended amount.

Most people are confused by farm-raised seafood products. Do farm-raised products have the same nutritional benefits as wild harvest? What are those benefits? Is it safe for pregnant women to eat seafood? What food safety regulations are in place to ensure the safety of the seafood supply? What types of farming methods are used? Is anything added to the fish? How do I cook U.S. farm-raised fish and shellfish? Is fish farming harmful to the environment? Those are just a few of the questions that will be answered during this webinar.

     

This webinar series is presented by NCRAC funded by USDA/NIFA grant #2012-38500-19550.

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