If you're the parent of a picky eater, you probably end up serving your child the same bland foods every day, and there is no shame in that. At least that way you know your child is going to eat something and acquire the basic nutrition needed to grow. However, this approach can get boring, and you no doubt find yourself wishing your child would branch out a little. Well, many kids that refuse to try new dishes at home are a lot more willing to try new foods if they are eating at a restaurant, especially if they are allowed to bring a friend along that they admire.
A typical Australian or Western diet tends to focus on white or red meat, with a smattering of fruits and vegetables thrown in. For some reason, seafood seems to have been left out of the equation to a large degree, or even to be adjudged as an occasional "treat." Yet there are many good reasons for including at least one or two meals each week that focus on fish or shellfish.