Get Kids Hooked on Fish and Seafood!
The importance of omega-3s!
If kids are introduced to fish at an early age they will be more likely to develop
a love for it!. Fatty fish, like salmon, is high in omega 3 fatty acids, vitamin
D and minerals like iron and selenium. Omega-3s help support normal brain and eye
development in infants and children. The best time to introduce fish to kids is
as one of their first foods.
Take the kids "fishing" in store!
When shopping for fish, let the kids help pick it out. Ask the staff at the fish
counter to tell the kids about the different types of fish and what they taste like.
Most kids are very conscious about the environment – teach them why some fish are
not being sold. Remember: if the fish is fresh, it should never smell or taste "fishy".
Perfect Fish for picky eaters!
If your kids have never tried fish or don’t like fish, try starting with a more
mild-tasting fish like tilapia. Tilapia is great for pan frying, baking or for making
your own homemade fish sticks.
Although salmon is high in omega-3, it also has a stronger taste. Try making salmon
cakes with tartar or plum sauce for dipping.
Make fish a family favourite!
The best way to encourage kids to eat more fish is for parents to eat more fish.
They probably won’t eat it if you don’t, so lead by example. Try fish tacos as a
new family favourite. Each family member can customize their taco to their own taste.