Women of child bearing age

young-women-seafood-diet-web-1Higher maternal fish intake during pregnancy has been shown to be associated with better childhood developmental outcomes, longer gestation, higher birth and improved maternal and adult outcomes such as improved mental health, reduction of cardiovascular risk factors and inflammation. Not only is nutrition during pregnancy and lactation in women is critical, nutrition pre-conception has also been shown to be important.

This factsheet details the results of an 8-week high seafood trial was conducted in healthy women 18 to 50 years. Consumption of a variety of fish and fish products four times a week can assist women of child-bearing age meet national dietary intake recommendations.

Young women – high seafood diet