The annual seafood nutrition conference welcomes experts in
seafood for human health, planetary health and economic health
Sessions at this year’s symposium include: Dietary Guidelines 2020-2025, Seafood Consumption & Neurocognitive Development, and Seafood for Planetary Health and Economic Health. Educational presentations will combine technical analysis with more digestible points for non-specialists, making it accessible to a wide range of audience members and industries.
“This year’s agenda spotlights the importance of sustainable seafood for our well-being, at the intersection of human health, planetary health and economic health. Now more than ever, our food choices matter to support our health and immune system, always mindful of climate change and future food security, and to nurture vibrant communities. I am thrilled to welcome the subject-matter experts and researchers who are leaders in their field to this year’s virtual symposium,” said Dr. Tom Brenna, Chair of SNP’s Scientific and Nutrition Advisory Council and Professor at the Dell Medical School and the College of Natural Sciences at the University of Texas at Austin.
The fourth annual State of the Science Symposium will welcome the following speakers:
- Dr. Tom Brenna, Professor of Pediatrics & of Chemistry, Dell Medical School and College of Natural Science at the University of Texas at Austin; SNAC Chair; SNP Board member
- Dr. Philip Calder, Head of the School of Human Development and Health; Professor of Nutritional Immunology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Southampton, UK
- Ms. Linda Cornish, President, Seafood Nutrition Partnership
- Dr. Paul Doremus, Deputy Assistant Administrator for Operations, NOAA Fisheries
- Mr. Jason Driskill, Director of Seafood, H-E-B
- Dr. Halley Froehlich, Assistant Professor of Ecology, Evolution, and Marine Biology, University of California, Santa Barbara
- Dr. William Harris, Professor of Medicine, Sanford School of Medicine, University of South Dakota; President and CEO of OmegaQuant; SNAC member
- Ms. Teresa Ish, Program Officer, Environment Program – Oceans Initiative, Walton Family Foundation
- Ms. Shelley Maniscalco, RDN, Founder and CEO, Nutrition On Demand
- Ms. Margot Wilsterman, Writer, Forbes Magazine; Board member, Eating with the Ecosystem
There will also be two interactive sessions: a cooking demo by Ms. Shamera Robinson, MPH, CDE, RDN, Director of Nutrition for the American Diabetes Association, and a stretching, yoga and meditation break by Ms. Mandy Enright, MS, RDN, RYT.
The virtual format allows the State of the Science Symposium to be accessible to a wider audience than in previous years, and SNP is excited to announce that 200 people have already registered.
The 2015-2020 USDA/HHS Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends at least two servings of seafood per week and at least 250 mg of omega-3s EPA+DHA per day to support heart and brain health as part of a healthy diet. Only 10 percent of Americans eat seafood twice a week and, on average, Americans take in 80 mg of omega-3s EPA+DHA per day.
This year’s sponsors are National Marine Sanctuary Foundation (Title), NOAA Fisheries (Title), Global Organization for EPA + DHA Omega-3 (Silver), Pacific Seafood Processors Association (Silver), and Vital Choice Wild Seafood & Organics (Silver).