WASHINGTON, April 19 /PRNewswire/ -- National Fisheries Institute (NFI) President John Connelly is available today and throughout the week to comment on the new food guidance system to be unveiled this morning by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. NFI is the nation's leading advocacy group for the fish and seafood industry whose members represent a variety of businesses ranging from the ocean to the table. Connelly said, "Healthy nutrition is a vital issue to all Americans, especially mothers and children. Unfortunately, recent news from political activists has confused many Americans about the nutritious value of fish and seafood. We anticipate the USDA will strengthen its earlier messages conveying the health benefits of seafood in today's recommendations." He noted the 2005 Federal Dietary Guidelines specifically mentioned the tremendous health benefits of fish and seafood, such as Omega-3 fatty acids that can 'reduce the risk of mortality from cardiovascular disease.' It also recommended 'consuming approximately two servings of fish per week.'
SOURCE National Fisheries Institute