Seafood is a good source of high-quality protein, vitamins, minerals, and fatty acids, making it a nutritious food for all consumers, especially pregnant women, children, and older adults as it meets their specific dietary needs. However, seafood, like any other food type, can also be a source of harmful contaminants with the potential to impact human health negatively. Nevertheless, for most people, the overall benefits of seafood consumption (following the official recommendations) outweigh potential food safety risks.
Supporting seafood consumers to make informed decisions, SEAFOODTOMORROW has published a Consumer Factsheet Series, highlighting the health benefits of eating seafood and tips for minimizing the risks, for all consumers, pregnant women, children and older adults. The series also highlights relevant research findings from the SEAFOODTOMORROW project, including tasty recipes that meet the dietary needs of these three population subsets.