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American kids aren’t eating enough SEAFOOD, finds new report

American families are no longer having the traditional ‘fish on a Friday’ dinner, it seems.

According to a new report in the American Academy of Pediatrics, kids don’t have enough seafood in their diet.

American kids aren’t eating enough SEAFOOD in their diet, finds new report

Children in the US are not getting enough seafood in their diet

There are SO many benefits for children eating seafood, as fish and shellfish are high in omega-3s, which is great for brain development.

Seafood is also found to prevent allergic reactions and decrease cardiovascular disease.

“Seafood consumption by children has declined every year since 2007 to levels not seen since the early 1980s,” the report authors wrote.

“Fish and shellfish are, in general, good sources of low-fat protein rich in several essential vitamins and minerals as well as, in certain instances, the essential nutrients omega-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids.”

American kids aren’t eating enough SEAFOOD in their diet, finds new report

It seems people “pushed away from eating fish in general and canned tuna in particular” due to the possible high contamination within the food.

Why are omega 3 fatty acids important to consume?

  • Omega 3 fatty acids are great for reducing inflammation in the body.
  • They are also great for cardiovascular health as omega 3s can reduce the risk of heart disease by contributing to the reduction in bad cholesterol and improving the levels of good cholesterol.
  • This change in cholesterol balance can also reduce the affect or prevent the development of atherosclerosis.
  • Fish oil is also beneficial in the reduction of your blood pressure.
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, omega 3 fatty acids are important in the development of the cardiovascular and nervous system; specifically the brain and eyes.

Easy seafood meals to include in your little one’s diet…

Low-Carb Lemon & Tuna ‘Spaghetti’

Low-Carb Lemon & Tuna ‘Spaghetti'

A super delicious low-carb meal using zucchini noodles instead of wheat based pasta for a healthy alternative. On the table in under 10 minutes! Mix and match ingredients to suit what you have available.

This recipe comes from the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge where you can access hundreds of recipes to help you lose weight. With everything from pasta to burgers, you don’t have to go hungry to be at a healthy weight.

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Tabouli with Lemon Pepper Squid

Melanie Arnold-Stemm made this delicious meal and loved it!

“Using the tabouli from a 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge recipe, as a side for lemon pepper squid, and all I can say is YUM!” she says.

She made enough for lunch the next day too!

The recipe for both the tabouli and lemon pepper squid can be found in the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge recipe hub.

Tuna and Vegetable Pasta Bake

This Tuna and Vegetable Pasta Bake is a great family friendly recipe, so make it in a larger batch to share with everyone at dinner. Freeze leftovers for another day when you are short on time and need a healthy meal on the table in a hurry.

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