Children to eat more fish

Program to fund courses to teach sound nutrition


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Children and young people need to eat more seafood. This is the opinion of Norway’s Minister of Fisheries and Seafood Odd Emil Ingebrigtsen. Out of a total of NOK 13 million, NOK 10 million will fund a nutrition program that will, among other things, hold  courses for employees at kindergartens and schools.

“Good dietary habits are established early in life and ensuring good habits is therefore an important investment. Seafood is both healthy and delicious, something we must eat more of in the future. Increased consumption of seafood is good both for the environment and for the population’s health,” said Ingebrigtsen.

In addition, NOK 3 million will be distributed to projects to create positive experiences with fish and seafood for children and young people. Institutions, organizations, companies, and private individuals in Norway can apply for funding for such projects.

Translated by Lori Ann Reinhall

This article originally appeared in the June 4, 2021, issue of The Norwegian American.

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