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Social Media Toolkit: FDA/EPA Advice About Eating Fish

Please use the tweets, Facebook post, newsletter text, and images below to promote the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA's) and Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA's) Advice About Eating Fish to your followers on social media. Note: To use the images shown below, right-click on the image, and then download it.

 
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Tweets for Healthcare Providers

  • FDA and EPA provide advice for caregivers of children 2 & older – feed them 1 - 2 servings of #fish a week from choices lower in mercury. Younger kids can eat fish too- consult AAP for advice. Please share with your patients: https://go.usa.gov/xVsXE
  • Healthcare providers, share info with pregnant women about the benefits of eating #fish that are lower in mercury: https://go.usa.gov/xNwrV

Tweets for Parents/Moms/Moms-to-Be

  • FDA and EPA encourage women who are or might become pregnant and breastfeeding mothers to follow recommendations and eat 2 - 3 servings of #fish a week from choices lower in mercury: https://go.usa.gov/xNwrV
  • When choosing #fish to serve your family - use @US_FDA & @EPA Advice About Eating Fish Chart: https://go.usa.gov/xNwrV #foodsafety
  • Fish are #protein-rich & can contribute to your child's growth & development. Best choices are lower in mercury: https://go.usa.gov/xNwrV
  • Eating #fish when pregnant or breastfeeding can provide #health benefits: https://go.usa.gov/xNwrV

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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have updated their Advice About Eating Fish for women who are or might become pregnant, breastfeeding mothers, and parents of young children. Find out about all the healthy choices for you and your family: https://go.usa.gov/xNwrV

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Fish Advice for Women Who are or Might Become Pregnant, Breastfeeding Mothers, and Caregivers of Young Children – National Seafood Month

It is important to limit mercury in the diets of women who are pregnant or breastfeeding and young children, and there are many types of fish that are both nutritious and lower in mercury. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have issued updated advice for eating fish. The advice is intended to help women who are or might become pregnant, breastfeeding mothers, and parents of children over 2 years of age make informed choices about fish that are nutritious and safe to eat. (For advice about feeding children under 2 years of age, consult the American Academy of Pediatrics). The new advice highlights why fish is part of a healthy diet, including its role in promoting healthy growth and development during pregnancy and early childhood. It also includes information on the potential health benefits of eating fish as part of a healthy eating pattern, particularly for heart health benefits and lowering the risk of obesity.

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Eating Fish: What Pregnant Women & Parents Should Know
 
Eating Fish: What Parents and Pregnant Women Should Know
 
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Tweets and Images to Promote Photonovels for Hispanic American and Chinese American Families

Eating Fish: A Guide for Hispanic American Families

How important are #fish for your child’s growth and development? Read Camila’s story to find out —> https://go.usa.gov/xVJpv. This #photonovela is available in English and Spanish.


Eating Fish: A Guide for Chinese American Families

Which fish are best to eat while you’re #pregnant or #breastfeeding? Read Mei-ling’s story to find out (available in English and Chinese)! #photonovel https://go.usa.gov/xVJpv


Eating Fish: A Guide for Hispanic American Families

#Fish are a healthy choice. They are protein-rich foods that have nutrients that can contribute to your child’s growth and development. Read these photonovels to learn more (available in English, Spanish, and Chinese). https://go.usa.gov/xVJpv

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