Boston Scientific Foundation Grant Awarded to Eating Heart Healthy Program

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Signature Health-Intervention Project of Seafood Nutrition Partnership Will Be Conducted in Boston

Eating Heart Healthy

What is truly remarkable about the program is the strong focus on behavior change and impact.

The nonprofit Seafood Nutrition Partnership (SNP) has been awarded a one-year grant from The Boston Scientific Foundation to conduct its signature nutrition-intervention program, Eating Heart Healthy, in Boston in 2016. The program will be conducted on-site at Roxbury Tenants of Harvard, an affordable-housing community for low- and moderate-income families, in conjunction with YMCA Boston.

Eating Heart Healthy, a program in which underserved women learn how to improve their heart health by adopting a seafood-rich diet, was originally developed in partnership with Brigham and Women’s Hospital and piloted at Roxbury Tenants of Harvard in 2014. The program has proven effective at motivating behavior change towards healthier eating habits: Surveys and measurements taken one year after the pilot program demonstrate that the healthy nutrition habits learned by participants have been sustainable.

“We’re proud to support Seafood Nutrition Partnership’s innovative program to help Boston families eat healthier through education and hands-on food preparation,” said Maureen Murray, Director, Boston Scientific Foundation. “What is truly remarkable about the program is the strong focus on behavior change and impact.”

SNP Executive Director Linda Cornish said, “It’s an honor to receive support and recognition from an organization as respected as The Boston Scientific Foundation. This is a testament to the effectiveness of Eating Heart Healthy in proving that eating healthy can be delicious, affordable, and easy to maintain.”

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About Seafood Nutrition Partnership
Seafood Nutrition Partnership (SNP) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit whose mission is to inspire a healthier America through partnerships that raise awareness about the essential nutritional benefits of eating seafood. SNP, a member of the Clinton Global Initiative and the NCD Roundtable, leads education efforts to help Americans gain the skills to select, order and prepare fish and shellfish, and to inspire a healthier America by promoting a nutrient-rich diet that includes seafood. In October 2015, SNP launched a three-year national public health education campaign. For more information, visit SeafoodNutrition.org.

About The Boston Scientific Foundation
The Boston Scientific Foundation is at work in clinics, schools and neighborhoods across the United States, helping expand access to quality healthcare and educational opportunities for everyone. Since 2002, the organization has donated more than $31 million to help innovative community organizations bring about immediate and lasting change for individuals and families. For more information, visit BostonScientific.com/en-US/corporate-citizenship/giving/foundation.html.

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