ATTENTION

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.

 

AVOID

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

 

HEALTHIER CHOICES

four 3 oz. serving per week

shrimp

sardines

anchovies

crawfish

sole

salmon

tilapia

oysters

crab

catfish (farm raised)

fresh water perch

trout

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!