A Healthy Diet Includes Seafood
Seafood is a healthy food choice, providing key nutrients and healthy protein for everyone from infants to adults. Seafood supplies the nutrients essential for strong bones, brain development, and healthy immune and cardiovascular systems.
- A good source of high-quality protein
- A good source of long chain omega-3 fatty acids
- Low in saturated fat
- Rich in vitamins and minerals
The Dietary Guidelines for Americans (2015-2020) recommend eating 8 or more ounces of seafood per week. The guidelines provide specific advice for pregnant or nursing mothers and children.