Combating loneliness during the cold and lonely months of winter can be difficult, but seafood can help! Research shows the omega-3s found in seafood can support your brain through bouts of loneliness. Social isolation affects the activation of our serotonergic pathways—but omega-3 fatty acids (specifically EPA and DHA, found in seafood) and vitamin D both have an important role in the actions of these pathways and are thus, critical nutrients for everyone, but especially people who are dealing with loneliness. According to a 2015 review published by the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology, vitamin D, EPA, and DHA...
Health & Nutrition Professionals
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Communications Toolkits
- Reasons to Eat Seafood (to print or share: spread or 1 pager)
- Benefits of Different Species (1 pager)
- Seafood Food Safety (1 pager)
Resources for Retail Dietitians
- Tour Talking Tips (spread)
- Three Steps to the Best Demo (spread)
- Guide to Answering Customer Questions (spread or 1 pager)
Click to view the Spring 2023 toolkit
- The FDA on Fish + FDA Eating Fish Infographic
- Scientific Paper Shows Seafood Consumption Critical for Brain Development
- DHA Supplementation With Preterm Infants Shows Permanent Improved IQ Over 5 Years
- The Science
- The Ultimate Guide to Buying Seafood
- The Ultimate Guide to Cooking Seafood
- 10 Tips to Get Seafood on Your Plate
- Seafood Smarts Handout
Which Fish Is Richest in Omega-3s Chart
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:
New England Journal of Medicine research shows that babies born preterm who received omega-3 DHA supplementation had higher IQ of 3.45 points on average at age 5 than the control group.
A study in Clinical Nutrition shows how oily fish consumption and omega-3 intake can help reduce pain suffering in the long term.
As you look for ways to create a culture of health and wellness and teach Americans about the importance of seafood nutrition, tap into our fun and interactive programs to support your efforts!
The lessons are a perfect fit for organizations to use within their existing curriculum, afterschool programming, community outreach, or to implement as a new program. The online programs reinforce key elements of chronic disease prevention, nutrition, and the importance of seafood for overall health and wellness.
Eating Heart Healthy
Eating Heart Healthy, an interactive cooking and nutrition workshop, is Seafood Nutrition Partnership’s signature program developed in partnership with Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Roxbury Tenants. The program is offered in a 1-session and 4-session format. LEARN MORE and access free resources.