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Social Media Toolkit: FDA/EPA Advice about Eating Fish

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Advice about Eating Fish

Please use the resources on this page to communicate the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA's) and Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA's) Advice About Eating Fish and why eating fish is a part of a healthy eating pattern. This social media toolkit includes sample messages for X, Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest along with newsletter text, infographics, and web badges. Note: To use the images shown below, right-click on the image, and then download it.

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Advice About Eating Fish (family eating fish together)

  

Advice About Eating Fish (mom feeding child fish)

  

Advice About Eating Fish (dinner plates with fish and salad)

  

Advice About Eating Fish (family eating fish together)

  

Advice About Eating Fish (pregnant woman eating fish and salad)

  

Advice About Eating Fish (salmon on a plate)

   

Advice About Eating Fish (child eating fish in a highchair)
Advice About Eating Fish (father and daughter eating lunch together)

Posts for Healthcare Providers

  • FDA and @EPA provide advice for caregivers of children ages 1 to 11 – feed them 2 servings of #fish a week from the “Best Choices” category. Children 1 year of age can eat about 1 ounce of fish 2 times a week from the “Best Choices” list. Please share with your patients: https://go.usa.gov/xMPYW
  • Healthcare providers, share info with pregnant patients about the benefits of eating #fish that are lower in mercury. Resources here: https://go.usa.gov/xMPYW
  • Healthcare providers: FDA has resources to help you communicate tips and serving recommendations for eating fish to your patients. https://go.usa.gov/xMPYW 
  • Fish provide key nutrients to support a child’s brain development: omega-3 and omega-6 fats, iron, iodine, and choline. Use these resources to communicate the importance of eating fish to your patients. https://go.usa.gov/xMPYW

Posts for People Who May Become or Are Pregnant or Breastfeeding, and Parents and Caregivers

  • FDA and @EPA encourage people who are or might become pregnant or are breastfeeding to eat fish 2 to 3 times a week (for a total of 8 to 12 ounces) from the “Best Choices” category. https://go.usa.gov/xMPYW
  • Eating #fish when pregnant is recommended because moderate scientific evidence shows it can help a baby’s cognitive development. Get the facts. https://go.usa.gov/xMPYW
  • Not sure how much or what types of fish to feed your child? For children, a serving of fish is about 1 ounce at age 1 and increases with age to 4 ounces by age 11. See @US_FDA & @EPA advice for our “Best Choices” list that are nutritious and safe: https://go.usa.gov/xMPYW
  • When choosing #fish to serve your family – check out @US_FDA & @EPA Advice About Eating Fish
  • Fish have key nutrients & can support your child's growth & development. Our “Best Choices” fish are lower in mercury: https://go.usa.gov/xMPYW
  • Fish provide key nutrients during pregnancy, breastfeeding, and/or early childhood to support a child’s brain development like omega-3 and omega-6 fats, iron, iodine, and choline. https://go.usa.gov/xMPYW
  • Fish are part of a healthy eating pattern and provide key nutrients during pregnancy, breastfeeding, and/or early childhood to support a child’s brain development. Learn more about what nutrients are provided by eating fish. https://go.usa.gov/xMPYW
  • Fish provide iron and zinc to support children’s immune systems. Learn why fish is nutritious for children. https://go.usa.gov/xMPYW
  • Fish provides choline, an important nutrient to support the development of a baby’s spinal cord. Get the facts about what key nutrients fish provide during pregnancy and breastfeeding. https://go.usa.gov/xMPYW
  • While it is important to limit mercury in the diets of those who are pregnant or breastfeeding and children, many types of fish are both nutritious and lower in mercury. Get the facts: https://go.usa.gov/xMPYW

Resources for Facebook and Instagram

  • The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have updated their Advice About Eating Fish for parents, caregivers, and people who are or might become pregnant or are breastfeeding. Find out about the benefits of eating fish, how much, and which types are healthy choices for you and your family. https://go.usa.gov/xMPYW
  • Adding fish to your meals may provide health benefits for you and your family. Use FDA and EPA’s fish advice chart to help you choose which fish to eat and how much to eat, based on their mercury levels. https://go.usa.gov/xMPYW
  • FDA and EPA recommend eating fish as part of a healthy diet. We also encourage children and people who are or might become pregnant or are breastfeeding to eat fish that are lower in mercury. https://go.usa.gov/xMPYW
Advice About Eating Fish (salmon on a plate)

Infographics

Check out FDA’s Infographic on Eating Fish for Pregnancy and Breastfeeding and Infographic on Eating Fish for Children.


Announcement for Newsletter, Listserv, or Media Release

Fish Advice for those who might become or are pregnant or breastfeeding, and children ages 1 - 11 years

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued updated advice for eating fish. The advice is intended to help people who are or might become pregnant, breastfeeding people, and parents and caregivers of children make informed choices about fish that are nutritious and safe to eat. It is important to limit mercury in the diets of people who are pregnant or breastfeeding and children, and there are many types of fish that are both nutritious and lower in mercury.

The updated advice highlights why fish are part of a healthy eating pattern, including their role in promoting healthy growth and development during pregnancy and early childhood. It also includes information on the potential health benefits of eating fish, particularly for heart health benefits and lowering the risk of obesity. Read the full advice on eating fish (& shellfish) and learn which fish are on the “Best Choices” list. https://go.usa.gov/xMPYW


Web Badges

Advice About Eating Fish from FDA | EPA: Wed Badge for Fish & Pregnancy

Advice About Eating Fish from FDA | EPA: Wed Badge for Fish & Breastfeeding

Advice About Eating Fish from FDA | EPA: Wed Badge for Child Growth

Advice About Eating Fish from FDA | EPA: Web Badge for National Seafood Month

 

 

 
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