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U.S. Farm-Raised Seafood and a Healthy Diet
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Farm-raised vs. wild harvest?
Which fish accumulate more mercury?
What about omega-3 fatty acids?
What is the truth about red coloring in farmed salmon?

When it comes to seafood, we seem to have more questions than answers.

We all know that seafood should be part of a healthy diet but many professionals don’t feel comfortable presenting information on purchasing, consuming, and handling seafood safely.

Misinformation is everywhere, particularly around the issues of where fish are raised, the risks/benefits of seafood consumption, and sustainability. This webinar will give you access to all the factual information you need to increase your confidence in teaching about seafood….and inspire your students or clients to eat more fish!

Get all your questions answered at this AAFCS educational webinar (1.5 PDUs):

U.S. Farm-Raised Seafood and a Healthy Diet

Presented by Linda J. O'Dierno

Archived Recording:  90-minute program

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$35 for AAFCS members ($50 for non-members)

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Seafood expert Linda O’Dierno will review the top 10 species consumed in the U.S –and how they stack up in terms of nutritional value.  Using results from a Harvard study and other research, she will identify the pros and cons of eating more seafood while also clearing the air on rating systems used to measure sustainability.

From highly regarded recipe sources to the full story on fish oil pills, this webinar will expand your knowledge of all aspects of seafood.

After just 90 minutes, you will understand: 

  • Why farm-raised seafood now comprises 50% of the world seafood supply
  • The common and not-so-common health benefits of increased seafood consumption
  • The simple steps involved in the safe handling of seafood products
  • What the seafood industry is doing to help ensure that U.S. farm-raised seafood is safe and sustainable
  • How easy it is to cook seafood
  • How to buy seafood using the supermarket labeling system

USDA guidelines—as well as those of other government agencies—recommend increased consumption of seafood.  Fear holds many people back. Armed with the information presented in this webinar, you can be instrumental in helping consumers overcome their fear and safely add more seafood to their diets.

About the Presenter:

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Linda J. O'Dierno, Outreach Specialist for the National Aquaculture Association. She has over 20 years of experience working with the fish and seafood industries, including positions with state governments. Linda has been an instructor in retail training programs with the New England Fisheries Development Association, the National Marine Fisheries Service, the Mid-Atlantic Fisheries Development Foundation as well as providing training programs for major supermarket chains.  She has written for various seafood publications and developed a manual on shipping live and fresh seafood internationally.

 Who should register?  Educators, Extension agents, dieticians, nutritionists, and healthcare professionals.

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$35 for AAFCS members ($50 non-members)  

If you work at a higher ed institution and would be interested in using this webinar as content in your classroom, please contact Daila Boufford for information on special site license rates!