Seafood Nutrition Partnership

March 02, 2016
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Seafood Nutrition Partnership in Jacksonville Florida
A national public health campaign at work in Jacksonville, Florida

The Seafood Nutrition Partnership, a national nonprofit, has launched the second year of its three-year public education campaign in Jacksonville to help area residents better understand the nutritional benefits of eating seafood and its positive impact on improving heart health.

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, taking the lives of more Americans prematurely than any other preventable disease. By pledging to the campaign, Americans agree to eating seafood twice a week, as recommended by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Dietary Guidelines for Americans, which research has shown can lower the risk of heart disease by 36 percent.

Seafood Nutrition Partnership JAX will be present at various events throughout the year encouraging people to take the Healthy Heart Pledge. The public health education campaign also will be promoted through social media, including use the hashtags #HealthyHeartPledge and #Seafood2xWkJax.

“Eating seafood just twice a week can cut your risk of dying from heart disease by 36 percent,” said Dr. Judith C. Rodriguez, Chair of, and professor in, the Department of Nutrition & Dietetics in the Brooks College of Health at the University of North Florida and member of the Seafood Nutrition Partnership Board of Directors. "The good news is that there is a tremendous amount of information available online to help you learn more about how to buy and prepare seafood. Our local fish markets and grocery stores offer many ideas and information. It doesn’t matter if it is fresh, frozen or canned – you can prepare easy, delicious, affordable dishes that also provide you and your family with health benefits.”

To take the pledge, sign up here.

About the Seafood Nutrition Partnership

Seafood Nutrition Partnership is a 501(c) 3 charitable non-profit whose mission is to inspire a healthier America through partnerships that raise awareness about the essential nutritional benefits of eating seafood. Through its education efforts, the organization aims to help Americans gain the skills to select, order, and prepare fish and shellfish, and to inspire a healthier America by promoting a nutrient-rich diet that includes seafood. SNP is a member of the Clinton Global Initiative and NCD Roundtable. For more information, visit www.seafoodnutrition.org/jax

Article from Edible Northeast Florida at http://ediblenortheastflorida.ediblecommunities.com/food-thought/seafood-nutrition-partnership
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