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The Seafood Health Facts project has launched a website – Seafoodhealthfacts.org – designed to help clear up some of the confusing messages surrounding seafood.
The group was started by researchers from Oregon State University, Cornell University, and the Universities of Delaware, Rhode Island, Florida and California, as well as the Community Seafood initiative. With the help of a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the group developed a site for both consumers and health professionals that contains downloadable brochures and frequently asked questions about seafood nutrition and safety.
“There have been some mixed messages in the media about seafood consumption, and the USDA’s latest Dietary Guidelines are clear that Americans are not eating enough seafood,” said Jennifer McGuire, registered dietitian for the National Fisheries Institute. “This initiative is a step in the right direction toward replacing misinformation with science-based guidance.”
In related news, McGuire is speaking this week at the “Framing the Message About Seafood” conference hosted by the Delaware Sea Grant Program. Dietitians, seafood educators and government and industry representatives are gathered at the University of Delaware to discuss improving seafood communication.