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More to fish than fingers.

Fish experts made a splash with Balfron Primary School pupils . Staff from the University of Stirling's institute of aquaculture explained why people should eat more fish.

103 children took part in the event. Stalls were set up and the pupils learned about how fish and protein are part of a balanced diet and that fish is a source of omega3.

An insight into what fish are fed was also given.

Pupils also got the chance to taste some fish and it was explained that, while over 65 types of fish and seafood are caught and traded in Scotland, most people only know tuna, cod and haddock.

A university spokesman said: "Scotland is a great seafood country and yet two-thirds of the population do not eat the recommended weekly amount, which is two portions of fish per week."

Depute headteacher Graeme Mayes said: "This was a fun and engaging way to introduce fish to children and promote something that is healthy and good for us."

The institute has partnered with Business In The Community Scotland to support schools as part of the Food for Thought programme.


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Publication:Stirling Observer (Stirling, Scotland)
Geographic Code:4EUUK
Date:Dec 8, 2017
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