Mussel Power = Brain Power at Partner’s Bistro

By | Sep 1, 2010

The Partner’s Bistro in Bearsden is on a mission to boost the nutritional value of children’s restaurant meals with an innovative addition to their kid’s menu…wee sea beasties.

Mussels are rarely seen as a kid’s option while dining out but acclaimed North Glasgow eatery, The Partner’s Bistro, is championing healthy eating by offering fresh Scottish mussels on their children’s menu.

Girls eating mussels at Partners Bistro Bearsden GlasgowThis initiative has been spurred on by a series of studies that confirm children benefit significantly from eating more seafood, especially mussels, as they contain essential Omega 3 oils vital for brain growth and development. Mussels contain as much as eight times more iron as green vegetables which is a crucial mineral in preventing childhood anaemia and boosting red blood cell production.

With the new school year about to start, there is an added incentive to give children nutritional meals that stimulate their mental abilities and allow them to continue to learn effectively in the classroom and beyond. At Partner’s they see mussels as the perfect way to introduce children to eating seafood in a fun and exciting way whilst providing vital nutrients for their development i.e mussel power = brain power.

According to Bistro owner Andy Hull: “This experiment has been a great success, the kids love the novelty of eating the mussels from their shells and of course dipping the bread! We are delighted to see children trying something different and are proud to be promoting responsible eating habits for the next generation.”
Imagine the kids of tomorrow knocking up a quick moules mariniere with some tasty Scottish mussels instead of popping a pizza in the oven … stranger things have happened.

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