Grant to Link Foundation’s Sustainability Initiatives with Health and Wellness
Seafood Nutrition Partnership (SNP) is pleased to announce a two-year funding commitment from the Walton Family Foundation. The grant will support initiatives that ultimately educate consumers about sustainable seafood, ensuring delicious meals that are healthy for them and the health of the oceans. Through work with retailers and health influencers, customers will be better equipped to ask the right questions and know how to purchase sustainable seafood. The grant also supports the expansion of SNP’s Little Seafoodies digital communications campaign, which encourages parents to serve more sustainable seafood to their children for lifelong health benefits.
These activities support Walton Family Foundation’s approach to grantmaking, which focuses on making an impact to improve lives today that lasts to benefit future generations.
“We appreciate the Walton Family Foundation’s support in helping Seafood Nutrition Partnership’s longer-term goal to increase demand for sustainable seafood by the general American public and building lifelong seafood consumers,” said Seafood Nutrition Partnership President Linda Cornish.
“Linda and Seafood Nutrition Partnership have built the critical message around the value of sustainable seafood for human health with the health and nutrition community,” said Teresa Ish, Oceans Initiative Program Officer at Walton Family Foundation. SNP’s work links the foundation’s environmental commitment to educating consumers and benefiting families.
The Walton Family Foundation believes fishing can be the sustainability success story of the 21st century. SNP’s new grant will help reach that vision through collaboration with organizations including: Aquaculture Stewardship Council, Environmental Defense Fund, FishWise, FishChoice, Marine Stewardship Council, Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation and National Marine Sanctuary Foundation.
About the Walton Family Foundation
The Walton Family Foundation is, at its core, a family-led foundation. The children and grandchildren of our founders, Sam and Helen Walton, lead the foundation and create access to opportunity for people and communities. We work in three areas: improving K-12 education, protecting rivers and oceans and the communities they support, and investing in our home region of Northwest Arkansas and the Arkansas-Mississippi Delta. To learn more, visit waltonfamilyfoundation.org.
About Seafood Nutrition Partnership
Seafood Nutrition Partnership (SNP) is a national non-profit with a mission to inspire a healthier America by empowering seafood consumption as part of a balanced diet. SNP is addressing the country’s public health crisis through education programs that inspire Americans to incorporate more seafood and omega-3s into their diets for improved health as per USDA/HHS Dietary Guidelines for Americans, the American Heart Association, and many other leading health organizations. For more information, visit www.seafoodnutrition.org or follow @Seafood4Health and #Seafood2xWk on social media.