|Amber Valletta and son Auden|
Just in time for Mother’s Day, Oceana asked me to send amessage to help other moms make sure to feed their families seafoodthat’s low in mercury. As a mom with a hectic film career, I knowit’s hard to keep track of all the advice you hear to keepyour kids healthy – but as the spokesperson for Oceana’sCampaign to Stop Seafood Contamination, I’ve learned a thingor two about mercury in fish.
Here are my tips for feeding your kids seafood, which can bepart of a healthy diet, without feeding them lots of mercury, aneurotoxin that can be unhealthy at certain levels.
1. Chooselow-mercury fish – those that are small and low on the food chain.
2. Limit fish consumption to 12 oz. a week for kids and youngwomen, especially those of us who might consider becoming pregnant.
3. Tellyour grocery store to post signs containing the FDA adviceabout mercury for women of child-bearing age and children at theirseafood counters.
4. Choose“chunk light tuna” or canned wild Alaskan salmonover “solid white albacore tuna”.
5. To help keepall of our kids mercury-free, donateto Oceana’s Campaign to Stop Seafood Contaminationor buy their “Mercury-FreeBaby” gear.
For detailed explanations of these tips and links toresources, click here.
Happy Mother’s Day!
Actress, Model and Mom