FDA, EPA recommend minimum intake of fish for pregnant women, children

The FDA and the Environmental Protection Agency say pregnant and breast-feeding women should consume two to three servings of seafood that is low in mercury each week. The draft guidelines recommend that young children eat at least two fish portions a week. Recent studies showed that "limiting or avoiding fish during pregnancy and early childhood can mean missing out on important nutrients that can have a positive impact on growth and development as well as on general health," the FDA's Stephen Ostroff said.

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