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The Florida Department of Health works to protect, promote, and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county, and community efforts.
Get Fresh with Florida Fish!
Ever heard the phrase 'there are many fish in the sea?' That's because there are—but are they making their way to your dinner plate? Because fish are rich in vitamins, low in fat and can help reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke, they bring undeniable health benefits to the table. If you're not incorporating seafood into your diet, you're missing the boat!
At the Florida Department of Health (Department), we understand your skepticism on consuming fish—whether you're relatively healthy, have medical complications or are pregnant. When it comes to eating fish, chances are, you've heard it all. Fish are healthy. Fish are mislabeled. Fish are contaminated from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Fish are...all of a sudden too much work to include in your meal? Wrong!
It's time to cast your misconceptions aside and reel in reputable advice instead. The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (DACS) has confirmed through consistent laboratory testing and screening analyses that Florida seafood products are plentiful, safe, and unaffected by the oil spill. And as public health experts at the Department, alongside health care providers and the Food and Drug Administration, we'll tell you that not only are fish a safe part of a well-balanced diet—they're essential! In order to snag your fish-friendly diet, all you need is a fresh start. Here's a hint: Get Fresh with Florida fish!
What should Getting Fresh with Florida Fish mean to me?
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