Group to promote health benefits of seafood

The Seafood Nutrition Partnership aims to improve the diet and health of Americans The Seafood Nutrition Partnership aims to improve the diet and health of Americans

A new coalition has been set up to address seafood deficiency in America and to build awareness of the health and nutritional benefits of seafood.

The Seafood Nutrition Partnership was formed to address the serious public health implications of low intake of dietary Omega-3 fatty acids, and to determine how the seafood industry could play a role in improving the diet and health of Americans. The development of this vision is supported by many of America’s leading seafood companies.

Linda Cornish, executive director of the Seafood Nutrition Partnership, recently led a strategic visioning session with a focus group of leaders from ASMI, Barbara Streisand Foundation, Barbara Streisand Women’s Heart Center at Cedars-Sinai, BlueCross BlueShield of TN, Bumble Bee Foods, Gorton’s, High Liner Foods, Rich Products, NFI, and Trident Seafoods, that looked at everything from the group’s name to its science-based message.

“The group felt it was critical that from the moniker to the mission statement we reflect the focus on working through collaborative partnerships going forward,” said Ms Cornish. “It will take more than one voice to let people know that there is overwhelming scientific evidence about the health benefits of seafood. The number one killer of Americans remains heart disease and seafood can be a part of the solution in fighting this public health epidemic.”

The group has announced its mission statement as To inspire a healthier America through partnerships that raise awareness about the essential nutritional benefits of eating seafood.

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