Fish is full of so many of the nutrients – lean protein, calcium, vitamin D, iron, and omega-3 fats – you need when you're expecting, but almost 90 percent of moms-to-be don't eat enough.
Seafood is such a perfect food for kids, and yet it is something that so many children don't eat, often only because their parents think that they won't.
There is no better time to include seafood in your diet than now. As families learn more about the health risks of a traditional low-seafood, high meat American diet, they are looking for healthy proteins to prepare. Fish, from fresh filets to convenient canned tuna, is making a real resurgence as a smart-eating staple.
Cutting back on grocery bills - without sacrificing nutrition or flavor - is as easy as preparing the foods most families already keep stocked in their kitchen pantries. A return to basic whole foods can be a healthful change in the way families eat. In addition to canned fruits and vegetables and whole grains like rice and pasta, I always keep plenty of canned seafood like tuna on hand.
The 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans name seafood among the handful of foods Americans should eat more of for heart and brain benefits.
There's a new tool in town to help you fill your plate with tasty, healthy foods. MyPlate was created by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).