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.
Today I'm writing from Chicago, where I've been since Friday and will stay through Tuesday for the biggest gathering of registered dietitians there is - the American Dietetic Association Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo (FNCE). For me, FNCE is a busy mix of sharing the latest seafood science with fellow RDs; attending educational sessions to keep up on the latest about other foods; and networking with friends and colleagues, old and new.
Today I read a little article in the Dallas Morning News about a 12-year-old girl who chooses to eat pescetarian style. This means no meat or poultry, but fish is welcome. This is actually a fairly common preference among several fellow RDs, and I suppose I eat this way about 85 percent of the time as well. It got me to thinking about all the different "-tarian" variations I have encountered
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.