4191.0 Benefits and risks from the sea: Balancing nutritional benefits with toxicological risks: Where are we now and where do we need to go?

Tuesday, November 10, 2009: 12:30 PM
The session will discuss public health communication about seafood benefits and risks, going into detail about nutritional benefits, toxicological risks and economics. There have been many recent advances in this field and it remains a challenge to create locally and culturally relevant seafood guidelines in light of these considerations. This session seeks to understand the complex of factors that determine recommendations about seafood consumption and to guide public health practitioners in formulating recommendations.
Session Objectives: 1. Evaluate the nutritional benefits, toxicological risks and economics of seafood consumption based on recent scientific advances in the field. 2. Describe challenges to optimizing seafood consumption guidelines and discuss how to approach this challenge in a scientifically sound manner. 3. Formulate guidance for assessing and balancing the risks and benefits from seafood consumption.
Elaine M. Faustman, PhD DABT
Elaine M. Faustman, PhD DABT

12:50 PM
Food, incomes and health
Adam Drewnowski, PhD

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Organized by: Environment
Endorsed by: Food and Nutrition

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