PREGNANT WOMEN AND BREASTFEEDING WOMEN
Fish is Healthy with Healthy Choices!
Mercury Found in Fish
Most people are exposed to mercury by eating fish. Canned tuna is the largest dietary source of mercury in the United States. Mercury is a toxin that is particularly bad for pregnant women and babies, because it can cause problems with brain development.
Tuna (canned- chunk light, white albacore)
Tuna (fresh – bluefin, ahi)
Tilefish, shark, swordfish, king mackerel
the following fish caught in the west coast region:
white croaker, surfperch, bullhead, gobies and shellfish
striped bass, sturgeon, carp, largemouth bass, channel catfish
four 3 oz. serving per week
catfish (farm raised)
fresh water perch
Fish is healthy with healthy choices. Learn how you can immediately reduce your exposure to mercury and other toxins found in fish. Contact the Ma’at Youth Academy today for workshop schedule and additional information on healthier fish choices!