Seafood Nutrition Partnership receives grant to promote seafood-rich diet

An affordable housing community in Boston, Massachusetts will be the focus of a nutrition-intervention program run by the nonprofit Seafood Nutrition Partnership.

The partnership received a one-year grant from the Vela Foundation to extend its Eating Heart Healthy program to the Roxbury Tenants of Harvard, a community for low- and moderate-income families, and at the YMCA Boston.

Eating Heart Healthy is a program in which “underserved women learn how to improve their heart health by adopting a seafood-rich diet,” according to a press release. The program is in the process of scaling up to have a nationwide reach.

The Seafood Nutrition Partnership is a U.S. nonprofit whose mission is “to inspire a healthier America through partnership that raise awareness about the essential nutritional benefits of eating seafood.” The program teaches its participants how to select, order and prepare fish and shellfish.

The Vela Foundation is a private, grant-making foundation dedicated to promoting improved nutrition and wellness in eastern Massachusetts, with an emphasis on underserved communities.


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