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Macaulay Primary Academy pupils go on a fishy school trip as part of seafood campaign

There was something fishy going on during this school trip!

Macaulay Primary Academy pupils go on a fishy school trip as part of seafood campaign

Seafish, the UK's authority on seafood, took children from Macaulay Primary Academy in Grimsby to Grimsby Fish Market as part of its latest campaign, Fish 2 a Week, to urge the UK to fall in love with seafood. The school visit to Grimsby Fish Market aimed to highlight the fun and creative ways children can enjoy eating more seafood, whilst educating them on the many health benefits.

The NHS and health professionals recommend that we eat two portions of fish each week, one of which being an oily fish, to ensure we keep our bodies in good working order, boost brain function and maintain a healthy heart.

A survey carried out by Seafish, showed that 73 per cent of adults in Yorkshire and the Humber are not eating the recommended amount of seafood each week despite 73 per cent being worried about their health as levels of heart disease, Alzheimer's and other diseases are increasing.

Seafish developed a series of exciting recipes that children across the UK can enjoy including Smoked Mackerel Cones and the Ultimate Fish Finger Sandwich.

Seafish's Corporate Relations Director Mel Groundsell, said: "It's extremely important that we educate children in the benefits of eating more fish at an early age. Seafood is great for brain development and maintaining a healthy heart.

Seafish's Fish 2 a week campaign will hopefully encourage children to try alternative, tasty species and make new recipes with old favourites. Two a week can be kept simple; whether it's tuna melts or fishcakes, there are loads of delicious recipes for everyone to enjoy!"

Seafish's website is packed with recipe inspiration to get us eating more fish more often.


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