Meet Shauna Nosler, managing editor of Edible Indy
and read her latest article, Getting Hooked on Salmon
Tell us a little about what you do?
I’m the managing editor of Edible Indy, which means I’m involved in all aspects of the editorial process: helping to plan future issues, assigning stories to writers, editing articles (over and over and over again), writing features, etc. I also freelance (both as a writer and editor) for a number of other organizations including U.S.A. Track & Field, The Indianapolis Star, U.S. News and World Report and others. When I’m not on a deadline I try and keep up with posting on my blog, The Flavored Word (note the word “try”).
How did you get involved with the Seafood Nutrition Partnership Indianapolis?
Through the magazine … I heard SNP wanted to work with people who share a love for seafood, and who want to educate others on why they need to eat more seafood -- I’m looking forward to our partnership. And I’m looking forward to posting more Instagram shots of all the awesome seafood available in this landlocked state of ours : )
Why do you think it’s important to educate Hoosiers about the health benefits of seafood?
I grew up in the Pacific Northwest -- which means I grew up eating seafood. A lot of seafood. Here in Indiana, and I suspect much of the Midwest, seafood isn’t necessarily something people consume on a regular basis. But they need to.
Of course, it takes more than just telling them what the USDA recommends. And it takes more than simply relaying the nutritional information. People need to be taught how to buy seafood, what to buy, where to buy it, and what to do with it when they get it home.
Recently, I worked with SNP President Linda Cornish and fellow coalition member Nick Caplinger on a story specifically about salmon. The article’s full of great information on sustainable fishing practices and includes a guide to the species (the different kinds of salmon available) as well as suggestions on how to prepare it at home.
What’s your favorite seafood dish?
I’m a sucker for seafood paella and order it at any restaurant brave enough to attempt the Spanish dish. At home, we eat fish, or some type of seafood, at least five nights a week. I’m a big fan of salmon, lingcod (which is nearly impossible to get in the Midwest but pretty easy to fish for in the PNW), king crab, scallops, and most shellfish -- especially mussels and raw oysters, which oddly I didn’t become a fan of until I moved here. Go figure!
Whether it’s on the basketball court or on the sidewalks of your neighborhood, regular physical activity is imperative to living a healthy life. Paired with a balanced diet, it can lower the risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes and some types of cancer – and give you more energy, focus and drive.
In honor of National Physical Fitness and Sports Month, Seafood Nutrition Partnership has asked some star basketball players how they eat to play their best – because they know that training must go hand-in-hand with healthy eating and proper nutrition.
“We have huge challenges ahead of us to get healthy as a nation,” said Detlef Schrempf, three-time NBA All-Star and founding board member of non-profit Seafood Nutrition Partnership. “When we were raising our two boys we were very busy, but took the time to educate ourselves on what the right food choices were. It took a conscious effort not settling for the convenient fast food option, because we’re all tired at the end of the day, but rather to plan ahead to prepare nutritious meals for our kids.”
“When I was playing,” said the 16-year NBA veteran, “part of my success, was really living a healthy lifestyle and eating well. I hope I can inspire young people to make healthy choices that will have lasting impacts.”
Through his foundation and volunteering with Jr. NBA and NBA Cares, Schrempf tours the country speaking with students about the importance of physical activity and good nutrition, because it takes both to lead a healthy lifestyle.
Research shows that when children are physically active, they do better – they achieve higher grades, don’t get sick as frequently and have a more positive outlook.
An inspiration for the future All-Stars, Schrempf also speaks with athletes to instill the importance of nutrition paired with training for optimal performance. College basketball standout Dedric Lawson, who led the Memphis Tigers scoring this year and heads to the Kansas Jayhawks, said Schrempf inspired him to eat seafood twice a week.
“I’m trying to cut my body fat down,” Lawson told The Commercial Appeal newspaper, “cutting back on sweets, cutting back on a lot of fried foods and I’m eating a lot of seafood, things that will help my body.”
Oklahoma City Thunder center Enes Kanter has also realized that good nutrition impacts performance.
“My first year in the NBA I was a really bad eater,” said Kanter, who helped bring his team to the NBA finals this year. “I was up to over 280, so I started a diet of just seafood and vegetables, and I lost over 40 pounds in one summer. I came back in my second season and I felt just so much better. I was running down the floor better, I was moving better. It impacted my performance, too.”
He is putting that life lesson to use impacting the community through his work with the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma, where he works to bring healthy food to those in need. To raise funds for the food bank, he’s combined his passions and created an online cooking show, Kitchen 11.
Also taking it digital, Schrempf recently paired with NBA Cares to create a series of videos encouraging healthy eating choices and for people to take the Healthy Heart Pledge.
“Take it from an athlete,” he starts in one video, “maintaining a healthy heart and brain is easy when you add seafood to your diet. Seafood is rich in healthy fats known as Omega-3s and full of lean protein.”
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The staff, Board of Directors, and chef ambassadors of the Seafood Nutrition Partnership invite the public to join us in sharing the health impacts they have achieved through the Healthy Heart Pledge. We invite you to share your story!
Seafood Nutrition Partnership is a 501(c)3 with a mission to inspire a healthier America through partnerships and outreach to raise awareness about the essential nutritional benefits of eating seafood.
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