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Getting kids to eat fish

Getting kids to eat fish by annabel karmel and youngs seafood


If you’re looking for more ways to pack in those all-important two portions of fish a week, you’ve come to the right place!

We all know that seafood is packed with lots of vitamins and minerals that the body needs to function properly. Yet getting kids to eat fish can be easier said than done. In this article we will run through some tricks, tips and great recipes to get your tots diving into fish dinners!

The secret to getting kids to eat fish is to keep things simple, but add a splash of creativity so that your little ones will love to get involved.

And to help inspire you this Autumn, we’ve teamed up with Young’s Seafood to serve-up some fun ideas to get the whole family hooked.

Let’s face it, kids eat with their eyes, so getting kids to eat fish can be as simple as presentation. Here are some easy ideas to explore, and don’t forget to involve even the smallest of shipmates in the food prep!

A great source of Protein

Seafood is a great source of protein. A portion of seafood typically provides you with around half of your protein requirement for the day.

Why do we need protein? It’s essential for the growth and maintenance of muscles and body tissues.

Low in saturated fat

We all need some fat in our diet, but too much saturated fat can raise cholesterol, increasing the risk of heart disease.

Seafood is generally lower in saturated fat than other proteins, especially when grilled, baked, poached or steamed.

Essential Omega 3

We should be eating at least two portions (a portion is around 140g) of fish per week, one of which should be an oily fish such as salmon, mackerel, or sardines.

These provide the long chain omega-3 fatty acids which have important healthy benefits such as helping with brain development and keeping a healthy heart. Which is why getting kids to eat fish is so important!

Top tips for cooking with kids

Check out Annabel’s tricks to help you and your kids enjoy cooking together. Aprons at the ready!

How to get kids eating fish

Fish doesn’t have to be a hard sell to mini diners. Try these simple hacks for packing in their 2-a-week.

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