Many women have questions about what is safe and healthy to eat when they’re pregnant. The information about eating fish can be confusing. The good news is the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have issued new advice regarding fish consumption.
The information is meant for women who are pregnant or may become pregnant, as well as breastfeeding mothers and parents of young children. The advice will help pregnant women make informed choices when it comes to fish that is healthy and safe to eat, and parents will know what is safe for their children. FDA and EPA partnered to create an easy-to-use chart that sorts 62 types of fish into three categories:
Best Choices (eat two to three servings a week)
Good Choices (eat one serving a week)
Fish to Avoid