HEALTH GOODIES FOR LITTLE SEAFOODIES
When kids eat at least two servings of seafood each week, the benefits are big. Fish and shellfish supply the nutrients, vitamins and omega-3s essential for strong bones, brain development, and a healthy heart and immune system.
- Big Yums + Big Brains
Fish makes your brain bigger, literally! Your brain is nearly 60% fat, and omega-3 fatty acids found in seafood are among the most crucial molecules that determine your brain’s ability to perform.
- New Faves + Better Grades
Kids who eat fish at least once per week may do better in school. Seafood’s omega-3s help kids’ brains develop, leading to higher IQs and improved reading and spelling skills. Plus, children who consume more seafood have less anxiety and better focus.
- Clean Plates + Healthy Eyes
Nearly half of our eyes’ light-detecting cell structure is made up of omega-3s.
SUSTAINABLE SEAFOOD IS A WIN-WIN:
HEALTHY FOR YOUR KIDS, HEALTHY FOR THE PLANET.
You have two basic choices for sustainable seafood: wild-caught from well-managed fisheries or raised from farms that adhere to responsible practices. Today, it’s easier than ever to find either option.
- Buy certified.
Several certification programs work with fisheries, farms and companies to ensure sustainability.
Look for logos such as these:
- Shop at a reputable store.
100 percent of Hy-Vee’s fresh and frozen seafood comes from responsible sources.
- Ask questions.
Your store can tell you where it gets its seafood and if it was responsibly raised or caught. Just ask your Hy-Vee seafood department for more information.
- Use the web.
Consult sites like SeafoodWatch.org and FishWatch.gov to find great sustainable seafood choices.
- Choose American.
The U.S. is the global leader in sustainable seafood.