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This symposium provides a forum for global leaders in human nutrition to outline the latest consensus on seafood nutrition science.

Inaugural State of the Science Symposium Provides Forum to Outline Consensus on Seafood Nutrition

  (UNITED STATES, 8/28/2017)

Seafood Nutrition Partnership Scientific and Nutrition Advisory Council is holding an inaugural State of the Science Symposium in partnership with the Global Organization for EPA and DHA Omega-3s on Sept. 20. This symposium provides a forum for global leaders in human nutrition to outline the latest consensus on seafood nutrition science.

This symposium provides a forum for global leaders in human nutrition to outline the latest consensus on seafood nutrition science. All aspects on the science and technology of seafood, including human nutrition and environmental sustainability will be addressed by leading experts. Educational presentations will merge technical analysis and accessible information for non-specialists.

The SNP builds awareness about the essential nutritional benefits from eating seafood at least twice a week.

The 2015-2020 USDA/HHS Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends at least two servings of seafood per week and at least 250mg 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 80mg of omega-3s EPA+DHA per day.

SNP addresses the health risks associated with low seafood consumption through partners that provide health and nutrition guidance.

Speakers for the State of the Science Symposium include:

  • Dr. Tom Brenna, Chair of SNP SNAC, Dell Medical School and College of Natural Science at the University of Texas at Austin
  • Ms. Sara Baer-Sinnott, Oldways - Health Through Heritage
  • Ms. Laurel Bryant, NOAA Fisheries
  • Dr. Susan Carlson, University of Kansas Medical Center
  • Mr. Tim Fitzgerald, Environmental Defense Fund
  • Dr. William Harris, OmegaQuant
  • Captain Joseph R. Hibbeln, National Institutes of Health
  • Dr. Bruce Holub, University of Guelph
  • Mr. Robert Jones, The Nature Conservancy
  • Dr. Scott Nichols, Food’s Future
  • Dr. Judith Rodriguez, University of North Florida
  • Dr. Michael Tlusty, University of Massachusetts

The State of the Science Symposium is made possible by the Title Sponsor DSM, a global science-based company active in health, nutrition and materials; Platinum Sponsor GOED; and Gold Sponsors Aker BioMarine and Wiley’s Finest.

The SNP inspires a healthier America by promoting a nutrient-rich diet that includes seafood.​

About Seafood Nutrition Partnership

Seafood Nutrition Partnership (SNP) is the leading 501(c)3 non-profit organization in the U.S. building awareness of the health and nutritional benefits of seafood. 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 Dietary Guidelines. In October 2015, SNP launched a national public health education campaign.

Source: SNP

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