Seafood Nutrition Partnership created a new one-page resource highlighting best choices when it comes to omega-3 in various species.
Health organizations suggest an intake of at least 250 to 500 milligrams of omega-3 EPA+DHA per day. Find out which seafood has the most omega-3s:
Seafood Nutrition Partnership would like to congratulate and recognize its Board Member, Dr. Tom Brenna, for receiving the 2017 Osborne and Mendel Award for outstanding contributions to basic research in nutrition on Sunday, April 23, 2017, from the American Society for Nutrition (ASN). The award is given in Memory of T.B. Osborne, PhD (1859-1929) and L.B. Mendel, PhD (1872-1935). The American Society for Nutrition’s Awards Program is administered through the ASN Foundation. These awards were presented at the 81st Scientific Sessions at Experimental Biology 2017 in Chicago.
Dr. Brenna is the fourth scientist to be honored with both ASN’s Osborne and Mendel Award for outstanding contributions to basic research in nutrition and the ASN’s Robert Herman Memorial Award for advancement of clinical nutrition (2013).
His research team’s basic research into the chemical, biochemical, metabolic, genetic and ecological aspects of fatty acids have had a decisive influence on modern knowledge of these key nutrients. Because of his group’s work we now understand to a greater degree the role of omega-3s and polyunsaturated fats in human development for moms and babies in a detailed way. Their work has contributed to an understanding of the underlying blueprint at the genetic and molecular level of human health and omega-3s, and provides the scientific foundation that supports reliable advice for seafood nutrition and human health.
His current research activities are concerned with three areas: requirements for polyunsaturated and branched chain fatty acids especially in the perinatal period, development of advanced analytical chemical instrumentation particularly mass spectrometry for biomedical applications, and development of high precision isotope ratio mass spectrometry for anti-doping applications. Dr. Brenna’s polyunsaturated fatty acid work focuses on factors that influence demand for omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. His team is focused on brain and associated organ development, and on branched chain fatty acids in human nutrition.
Dr. Brenna chairs the SNP Scientific & Nutrition Advisory Council and is hosting the State of the Science Symposium on Sept. 20 in Washington, D.C., bringing together more than a dozen top researchers to provide the latest information on seafood nutrition science.
Dr. Brenna was appointed in 2017 as professor of pediatrics and of chemistry at the Dell Medical School of the University of Texas at Austin, after 27 years as a professor of human nutrition, of chemistry, and of food science at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY.
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By Julia Quam, MSPH, RDN and Kellie Casavale, PhD, RD, Nutrition Advisor, ODPHP
Health professionals can help patients and clients understand how seafood consumption supports an overall healthy eating pattern. A healthy eating pattern incorporates a variety of vegetables, fruits, grains, low-fat and fat-free dairy, and protein foods, while limiting saturated and trans fats, added sugars, and sodium. These strategies can help health professionals encourage patients and clients to incorporate seafood into their own healthy eating patterns.
Guest Author: Ms. Angie Tagtow, MS, RD, LD
Executive Director, U.S. Department of Agriculture Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion
In the beginning of each year, millions of Americans are inspired to make a fresh start and resolve to eat healthier, manage weight, and be more physically active. We all make resolutions with the best of intentions, but oftentimes the changes we make are temporary and then we go back to our normal routine.
Today, the USDA and HHS announced the release of the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA).
These guidelines are designed to encourage Americans to follow a lifetime of healthy eating in order to prevent chronic diseases like obesity, heart disease, high blood pressure, and Type 2 diabetes. The 2015 DGA recommend a shift towards healthy eating patterns, which include a variety of protein foods including more seafood. The general population should eat at least 8 ounces of seafood per week with the aim to take in at least 250 mg per day of omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA, and women who are pregnant or breastfeeding should eat at least 8 ounces of seafood per week for omega-3 fatty acid DHA to improve infant health outcomes.
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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