Why Should You Get Real About Seafood?
What’s your excuse? Americans cite many reasons for eating less than the recommended servings of seafood weekly, such as:
- Belief that they DO eat the recommended amount of fish
- Perception that they are NOT personally at risk for omega-3 deficiency
- Lack of confidence in selecting or preparing seafood
Get Real About Seafood wants raise awareness about the essential nutritional benefits of eating seafood. This website provides the tools and resources to help people eat a diet rich in fish.
Did You Know? Cardiovascular disease accounts for nearly one in four deaths in the United States. Eating fish at least twice a week reduces the risk of heart disease by at least 30 percent, whether you already have heart disease or not.i
Get resources that can be used for patient communication including:
Summaries of scientific studies about the health benefits of seafood like improved fetal brain and eye development and significantly reduced risk of cardiovascular disease.
Recent authoritative recommendations, including the latest Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
Patient discussion guide on the importance of eating more seafood.
Seafood recipes and nutrition facts.
Download a discussion guide to talk with your doctor about eating more seafood.
Learn about several easy ways to prepare seafood using what you already have in your pantry, like canned or pouch tuna. Find great seafood recipes here.
Explore a fact sheet for more information.
See how seafood can benefit everyone in your family by exploring the Benefits by Age.
We’ve Teamed Up With
Leading specialist in the prevention of heart disease, Dr. Lori Mosca has teamed up with the National Fisheries Institute to help you understand why you should and how you can eat more seafood.
About Dr. Lori Mosca
Lori Mosca, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D., is a leading expert in preventative cardiology and women's health. Her research focuses on lifestyle and family centered interventions to prevent heart disease. Dr. Mosca was chair of the expert panel for the American Heart Association (AHA) Expert Writing Panel for the Effectiveness-Based Guidelines for the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease Prevention for the past decade. She has been listed among America's and New York's Top Doctors multiple times and is author of Heart to Heart: A Personal Plan for Creating a Heart-Healthy Family. News and Media
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