The Minister of Fisheries is giving 10.5 million to get children to eat more fish

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The dietry program ‘Fiskesprell’ will receive NOK 10.5 million from Fisheries Minister Odd Emil Ingebrigtsen (H) to help get children and young people to eat more fish and seafood.

– Fish is quick to make, easy to like and easy to vary. It can be eaten both at home and on the go, as well as being healthy for both body and brain. Children and young people should eat more fish, but they must learn how, he says.

One of the measures to increase the love of fish is a healthy eating program, which the Minister of Fisheries and Seafood has strengthened by NOK 6.5 million, in addition to the 4 million already allocated in the Ministry of Trade and Fisheries budget.

The healthy eating program will provide children and young people with good food and fish experiences by training staff in kindergartens and schools how to prepare it, as well as produce teaching materials and support for the purchase of raw materials.

– The money will help ‘Fiskesprell’ to reach even more people, for example parents who have primary responsibility for their children’s diet. The remit will also be expanded so that climate and sustainability are integrated into the discipline together with nutrition, says Ingebrigtsen.

The Directorate of Health advises Norwegians to eat fish for dinner two to three times a week and also use fish in sandwishes. The same dietary advice has also been identified as important in reducing climate impact.

© NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today

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