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Healthy eating for children by Mandy Francis, Infinite Ideas

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34. Fishing for compliments

From hake to sole, to sardines and monkfish – there are shoals of tasty fish varieties out there just waiting to be turned into healthy, child-friendly meals.

So, don’t limit your repertoire to ready-made fish cakes and fish fingers – push the boat out!

Fish is an excellent source of protein, B vitamins, the antioxidant selenium and minerals. Low in saturated fat – oily fish, such as salmon, herrings, mackerel and tuna also has the bonus of being a good source of healthy omega-3 fatty acids, which may help to reduce the risk of heart disease.

Fish with edible bones, such as sardines, pilchards and tinned salmon, also contain calcium, phosphorus and fluoride. Calcium is needed for healthy bones, phosphorus is essential ...

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