FDA and EPA Propose New Fish Advice for Women, Young Children

June 10, 2014 4:35 PM

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FDA and EPA Propose New Fish Advice for Women, Young Children

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have drafted new advice in an attempt to encourage young children, women who are pregnant or may become pregnant, and those breastfeeding, to eat more fish.

Fish contains important nutrients for developing fetuses, infants who are breastfed, and young children, but the latest analysis of fish consumption by pregnant women shows that this group is not consuming adequate amounts.

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