State Senator Gibson Visits Senior Center to Stress Importance of a Seafood Rich Diet

Sen. Gibson speaks with seniors at the Mary Singleton Center.

Last week State Sen. Audrey Gibson joined the Seafood Nutrition Partnership to celebrate National Seafood Month at the Mary Singleton Senior Center.

Sen. Gibson handed out 150 goody bags (with coupons to Captain D’s, seafood recipes and cans of tuna fish) compliments of Seafood Nutrition Partnership, an organization with a mission of educating Americans about the health benefits of a seafood-rich diet. SNP encourages the public, with an emphasis on women and heart disease, through partnerships with local community leaders in key cities around the country and engages their constituents in nutrition education activities.

Activities range from seafood-focused cooking demonstrations to health screenings to public service announcements and other public events.

The call to action is to take the Healthy Heart Pledge, which is to eat seafood twice a week for four months. “October is National Seafood Month, and today we are here to encourage our residents of Jacksonville to take the healthy heart pledge as a commitment to eat more seafood and supplement their diets with omega-3 fish oil,” said Senator Gibson.

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