Consuming Fish Safely
Our new Hooked 2 recipe book(PDF) is available for download!
Our original fish recipe book was so popular, we decided to create a second! Hooked 2: More Heart-Healthy Fish Recipes from Real Floridians. This new edition brings back some favorites from our first Hooked recipe book, along with new recipes from Florida Department of Health employees and the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Service’s Fresh from Florida program. This new recipe book still focuses on promoting safe fish consumption by featuring recipes that use low-mercury fish. Mercury can cause harmful health effects for women who are pregnant or nursing, women who may become pregnant, and very young children. Eating fish that are low in mercury content is one way to avoid mercury exposure.
The Florida Environmental Public Health Tracking Program offers information about important fish consumption choices for women of childbearing age and children with the Hooked on Florida Seafood Wallet Card (PDF) . The card encourages the health benefits of eating specific types of fish while avoiding unsafe amounts of mercury. Card information includes:
• Species of common fish available at the store
• The level of mercury for the species listed
• Advice on how much of each fish to eat
• Updated wallet card now has a QR code that directs you to the Fish Advisory website
Download Go Fish! Some Fish! No Fish! (PDF)
Go Fish! Some Fish! No Fish! Is a 23-page children’s book in English/Spanish emphasizing the importance of eating fish but choosing fish that are low in mercury. The book teaches children which fish are good to eat frequently, sometimes, and which fish you should avoid. The book is geared for preschoolers to 1st graders.
Learn more at:
Mercury and Your Health
Martin County Mercury Study Podcast
Florida Department of Health, Fish Consumption Advisory
Martin County Health Department
Escambia County Health Department
Duval County Health Department
If your Florida County is working on a project to help people consume fish safely, please send us your web link and we'll add it to this page.