The United States Department of Agriculture says twice a week, make seafood the protein on your plate. Increase the amount and variety of seafood consumed by choosing seafood in place of some meat and poultry.
I was in New York Tuesday and Wednesday for a couple work meetings. And where there are meetings of people in the seafood community, there are delicious seafood meals. Dinner Tuesday night was at Almond in the Flatiron District. Despite the fact that I am a little less mobile than usual, I just adored walking through the city on a warm summer night to this cozy, yet lively restaurant. I ordered the day boat scallops with corn ragout, which was fresh and sweetly rich at the same time. We had a working lunch on Wednesday of make-your-own sandwiches. I got a good-sized serving of tuna salad, which they know how to do right in New York. Baby was squirming all over the place the whole trip. Maybe he’s a big city lover like his mama.
Rima Kleiner, MS, RD
I am passionate about good food, cooking, and helping others prepare healthy and tasty meals. Fish—packed with omega-3 fatty acids and protein—is a staple of those meals. In my role as a registered dietitian with the National Fisheries Institute, I track and translate the latest news on the nutritional benefits of seafood. My background includes degrees in Human Nutrition and Communications. I work with food and beverage groups, as well as individuals, teach nutrition to culinary students and create wellness programs for employers. I also often provide commentary for news media. When I am not cooking a healthy meal or running after my two young children, you can find me running, hiking or practicing yoga.
Jennifer McGuire, MS, RD
I am a registered dietitian with the National Fisheries Institute, so fish is my nutrition forte. I earned my BA in Communication from Southwestern University. During college, one of my very favorite evening outings was a leisurely trip to the grocery market. My passion for food was undeniable, so I combined both of my interests by earning my MS in Nutrition Communication from Tufts University in Boston, MA. As well as my Registered Dietitian (RD) credential through the University of Delaware. I live in Beaufort, SC where my husband serves as a US Marine Corps Judge Advocate. I love to entertain, travel, watch reality TV, grill outdoors, run, and practice yoga.