OKC’s​ Fishmonger Urges Oklahoma City: “Love Your Heart, Eat Your Seafood”During National Nutrition Month

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Oklahoma City, OK When you hear “National Nutrition Month,” seafood may not be the first thing that comes to mind—but soon, it might. Local non-profit Seafood Nutrition Partnership (SNP) and Oklahoma City Fishmonger DeLancey Miller have teamed up to make a splash in OKC’s diet. The partnership began in 2015 when SNP launched a three-year public health education campaign to spread the word about the tasty benefits of adding seafood to the diet to reduce risks of heart disease and become heart healthy. According to the American Heart Association, heart disease is the number one killer in Oklahoma, a disease that can be largely prevented simply by selecting, preparing, and consuming healthy foods. Cooking is a delicious and nutritious way to love on your heart, which is a mission Miller has personally taken on the last several years in this land-locked state both through his job at U.S. Foods and through his community service. “Working with SNP is a natural fit for me,” said DeLancey. “Their mission is something I’ve been passionate about for a long, long time. I think OKC is ready for seafood, ready for progress, and ready to get healthier. We highlight National Nutrition Month as a way to get people talking.” The U.S. Department of Agriculture and Health & Human Services recommends at least two servings of seafood each week, but only one in 10 Americans currently follow this guideline, a huge gap that the SNP hopes to close. “Our diets affect our health more than anything else,” said SNP Field Director Katie Roberts. “That’s why we’re encouraging Oklahomans to take the Healthy Heart Pledge, a way to love your heart by eating your seafood twice a week.” Keep an eye out for this dynamic duo as they continue to collaborate, participate, and host community-focused events and activities. Take the Healthy Heart Pledge at www.seafoodnutrition.org.

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, which included Oklahoma City as one of its target markets. For more information, visit SeafoodNutrition.org.

 

*Scientific Report of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans Committee. Accessed 8/6/15: http://www.health.gov/dietaryguidelines/2015-scientific-report/

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