• By Elizabeth Edmonds
  • Posted Sunday, June 30, 2013

Choose lean protein: Tips to get seafood twice a week

Make seafood, fish and shellfish the main food on your plate twice a week. Seafood* contains a range of nutrients, including healthy omega-3 fats. According to the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, eating about 8 ounces per week (less for young children) of a variety of seafood can help prevent heart disease. Eating more seafood does not have to be expensive. Whiting, tilapia, sardines, canned tuna, and some frozen seafood are usually lower cost options. Try grilling, broiling, roasting, or baking your seafood because this won’t add any extra fat. Be sure to check local newspapers, online, and at the store for sales, coupons, and specials to help save money on seafood.

*This recommendation does not apply to vegetarians.

Note: Pregnant or breastfeeding mothers should check with their doctor or health care provider before following these recommendations.

For more tips on how to eat seafood twice a week: Eat Seafood Twice a Week

For more tips and resources visit: Nutrition Education Series

For information about the Behealthy School Kids Program call 336-703-3217, email millerya@forsyth.cc, or visit: Behealthy school kids.

Source: ChooseMyPlate

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