Fresh food harvested from the land and sea close to home are among the best choices we can make for a healthy diet and a healthy life. Seal, for example, has healthy fats that our bodies need. Health Canada – Nutrition Recommendations for Canadians says “Omega-3 polyunsaturated known as one of the “good” fats, found in seal products, are essential nutrients for maintaining good health, normal growth and development”
It’s also worth noting that although there’s a lot of negative hype, especially among some celebrities, Seal hunting and processing is sustainable industry in Newfoundland and Labrador so, you can feel good about this food choice.
Seal Fest, hosted by Coleman’s in Mount Pearl, Stephenville and the Gardens in Corner Brook, will feature talented local chef’s teaching people creative ways to prepare seal. I encourage all of you to come out and learn more about this healthy, natural food. See you there!
-Renée Dyer, Manager of Health Services