Eat More Fish - Webinar series on why & how to add fish to your menu

Eat More Fish - Webinar series on why & how to add fish to your menu

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Explore why and how you can incorporate fish into your menu in this Virginia Cooperative Extension program.

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Are you hungry to learn how incorporating more fish into your meals can support a healthy lifestyle? "Eat More Fish" is a free webinar series to explore the science behind the benefits of including more fish in our diets, the status of the seafood industry in Virginia, and how to safely and deliciously prepare fish at home.

Program includes four webinar sessions on Wednesdays from 10AM-11AM. Program dates: June 29th, July 6th, July 13th, and July 20th.

This program is presented by Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia State University, Virginia Tech, Virginia Seafood Agricultural Research and Extension Center, and the Virginia Marine Products Board.

Participants are welcomed and encouraged to participate in the full "Eat More Fish" program. Registration provides access to four live webinar sessions:

June 29th - Know your Virginia seafood

  • History, important species, and the economic role of seafood in Virginia
  • Consumer preferences - what people are looking for when buying seafood
  • Why eat fish? (Part I) - discuss the health benefits of seafood and the latest American Dietary Guidelines

July 6th - Fish: Healthy, lean protein

  • Why eat fish? (Part II) - health benefits associated with the Mediterranean diet
  • Buying fresh seafood - the do's and don'ts of purchasing seafood from grocery stores and markets
  • Tools and methods for filleting fish such as catfish and bluegills

July 13th - Cooking and handling fish

  • Cooking with fish (Part I) - Easy recipes for preparing meals with fish
  • Handling fish and ensuring quality and food safety

July 20th - Fish: The delish dish

  • Cooking with fish (Part II) - Easy recipes for preparing meals with fish
  • Know your seafood (interactive presentation) - attendees can test their knowledge during an interactive presentation with questions and discussion

We are delighted to have presentations from the following researchers, specialists, and seafood industry members:

David Crosby Fish Health Specialist - Aquaculture Program, Virginia State University

Mike Hutt Executive Director, Virginia Marine Products Board

Katheryn Parraga-Estrada Extension Specialist - Muscle Food Safety - Virginia Seafood AREC

Susan P. Prillaman Extension Agent - Family and Consumer Sciences - Food, Nutrition, and Health, Virginia Cooperative Extension

Jonathan van Senten Assistant Director, Virginia Seafood AREC; Assistant Professor, Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics

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