Health benefits of eating fish
Fisheries Institute event had a workshop that highlighted the importance of fish consumption.
The Fisheries Institute of the Department of Agriculture and Supply of the State of São Paulo, held the Fish for Health workshop, taught by researcher and nutritionist Jessica Levy, during the 1st edition of the There's Fish in the Village. An action in support of Fish Week, which took place on the 2nd and 3rd of September. The event is an innovative Fisheries institute initiative, whose main objective is to promote fish consumption.
Jessica shared her knowledge with the public present at the party, covering the definition of fish, its origin, nutritional information, consumption panorama at a global and national level, consumption recommendations around the world and in Brazil, among others.
The nutritionist emphasized that fish is a valuable source of energy that contains high-quality proteins, healthy fats, essential vitamins and minerals. In addition, there was a quiz with prizes distributed, making the workshop even more interactive and educational.
The Fish for Health workshop was held with a diverse audience, including adults and children, and the idea was to jointly create content linked to fish in the form of fun and competition. “Everyone was able to participate and give their opinion. In the end, we established the definition of fish, its origin and use for human consumption, in addition to its health benefits”, says Jessica Levy.
According to the nutritionist, a healthy and sustainable diet should include fish at least twice a week and preferably following seasonality and regional supply.
The event was created based on an initiative that takes place in the first fortnight of September, Fish Week, which this year is in its 20th edition, encouraging everyone involved with the campaign to carry out actions throughout the country, aimed at promotion of fish.