How Much Fish Should We Be Eating?

In the UK we should be eating fish twice a week - count on Birds Eye to help you achieve this!


In Europe, all countries recommend consuming fish. This is because fish has an important role in the diet, owing to its varied and numerous health benefits. Ideally, we should all aim to eat at least 2 portions per week, including a serving of oily fish. Oily fish include salmon, tuna (not tinned/canned), mackerel and sardines. In our delicious Birds Eye range of fish products we’ve got a variety of nutritious salmon products, such as our salmon inspirations. Why not try this tonight with potatoes and a variety of vegetables for a quick and easy, yet healthy, dinner?

The global and European recommendations

The World Health Organisation recommends that we regularly eat fish (1-2 servings per week), and that servings should ideally provide omega 3 fatty acids. This is because omega 3 fatty acids are ‘essential’- they can’t be made in our body, so we have to eat them in our diet.

EFSA (the European Food Safety Agency) has given similar recommendations, by advising eating 1-2 servings of oily fish per week. However, because a variety of different fish species are consumed in different European countries, EFSA recommends that each country in Europe gives its own fish consumption advice. 

Our UK recommendations

Here in the UK, it’s recommended that we consume at least two portions of fish a week, one of which should be oily . Birds Eye is here to help, by providing tasty and convenient fish products. Why not try our fish fingers, fish chargrills with lemon, herbs and thymeor cod fillets? All of these are delicious and count as a portion of fish! Served with our peas or steamfresh vegetables and a starchy carbohydrate such as potatoes or rice for a balanced, nutritious mid-week meal that’s ready in minutes.

To see our full fish range, please visit fish product area.