Churches take part in Alpha and Omega-3 Journey

Congregations tracking omega-3 levels throughout the year for heart health

 

 Memphis-area church congregations are taking care of their spiritual hearts and their physical hearts when they take part in Healthy Heart Sunday on October 30. That is the day they begin their Alpha and Omega-3 Journey to track their omega-3 levels from October 2016-17.

There are currently nine churches participating in the journey. Seafood Nutrition Partnership (SNP) is sponsoring the program and works year round to encourage Americans to eat at least two servings of seafood per week.

“SNP Memphis is looking forward to working with these congregations,” said SNP Director Deidre Malone. “Unfortunately, Memphis struggles as being ranked as one of the most unhealthy and obese cities in the United States. At SNP, we want to encourage Memphians to choose seafood as a healthy protein to eat. Our hope is as their omega-3 levels rise, their cholesterol, blood pressure and weight will fall.”

Omega-3 fatty acids found in seafood are known to reduce the risk of heart disease, which is the leading cause of death in the U.S. The average American should have an omega-3 level of 7-8 percent in their blood, but, in the Mid-South, those levels hover around 2-3 percent.

Participants in the program will first sign the Healthy Heart Pledge, a commitment to eat at least two servings of seafood per week. At that time their starting omega-3 level will be tested and continue to be checked until October 2017.

Each participating church will have periodic meetings with omega-3 testing for the participants. The meetings are coordinated by the individual churches and can include recipe swaps, discussions of effective cooking tips and fitness sessions.

SNP encourages all Memphians to take the Healthy Heart Pledge stating their commitment to eat two servings of seafood a week. To date, more than 2,000 Memphians have signed the pledge. For each pledge signed, a can of seafood is donated to the Mid-South Food Bank. Visit: www.seafoodnutrition.org to sign the pledge.

 

“Our congregation is really excited about this program,” said Rev. Henry Jackson, pastor of Mt. Sinai Missionary Baptist Church. “Churches focus on spiritual health. This gives our members an opportunity to be more physically fit in addition to our spiritual health.”

For more information on the Alpha and Omega-3 Journey or how you or your church can participate, contact Dawn Carter at jdcarter@cmgpr.com or 901-278-0881.

About SNP

The Seafood Nutrition Partnership (SNP) is a 501 (C) (3) nonprofit whose mission is to inspire a healthier America through partnerships that raise awareness about essential nutritional benefits of eating seafood. SNP, a member of the Non-Communicable

Diseases 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. For more information, visit

seafoodnutrition.org

The Seafood Nutrition Partnership Kicks-Off Restaurant Week

Memphis Seafood Week begins October 17-21

 With October being National Seafood Month it was only right to highlight our seafood partner restaurants for Memphis Seafood Week 2016. Eating healthy is a good way to keep a healthy heart. The national non-profit, Seafood Nutrition Partnership (SNP) is doing its part by building a coalition of community leaders, restaurant owners, and other influencers that will help spread the message of the health benefits that come along with consuming seafood.

We are proud to share with you our Memphis partners. These restaurants are doing their part to encourage a healthier lifestyle by offering their patrons healthy seafood dishes. We are encouraging Memphians to patronize these restaurants and take a selfie from October 17-21 to post to social media with the hashtag #Seafood2xWkMem.

 

  • Flying Fish (105 S. 2nd Street)
  • Pearls Oyster House (299 S. Main)
  • Captain D’s (All Locations)
  • Cajun Catfish Company (1616 Sycamore View)
  • Humdingers (1134 N. Germantown Parkway & 6300 Poplar Ave Suite #101)
  • Fish Net (2731 Lamar Avenue)
  • Southwind Fish (7915 Winchester Rd. Suite 101)
  • Bayou Bar & Grill (2094 Madison Ave.)
  • Mardi Gras Memphis (496 N. Watkins)
  • Sekisui (All Locations)
  • Tsunami (928 Cooper St.)
  • Déjà vu (51 S. Main St.)

 

About SNP

The Seafood Nutrition Partnership (SNP) is a 501 (C) (3) nonprofit whose mission is to inspire a healthier America through partnerships that raise awareness about essential nutritional benefits of eating seafood. SNP, a member of the Non-Communicable

Diseases 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. For more information, visit

seafoodnutrition.org.

 

 

 

 

LAURAN STIMAC NAMED TO MEMPHIS AND SHELBY COUNTY SPORTS AUTHORITY BOARD

Glassman, Wyatt, Tuttle and Cox, P.C. Attorney Lauran Glassman Stimac has been appointed by Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland to the Memphis and Shelby County Sports Authority Board. She was confirmed by the City Council and will serve a six-year term through 2022.
“The FedEx Forum is a gem in our community,” Stimac said. “I look forward to working with the other board members of the Sports Authority to maintain it and enhance the athletic events in the area.”
The Sports Authority Board is comprised of residents from Memphis and Shelby County. It is charged to develop a master sports plan and to manage the debt and capital improvement requirements for the FedEx Forum.
Stimac received her bachelor’s and Juris Doctorate from the University of Richmond and is licensed to practice in Tennessee, Virginia and Mississippi. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the Memphis Area Legal Services and serves as the sponsorship chair for their inaugural Justice for All Ball.
About Glassman, Wyatt, Tuttle & Cox, P.C. Glassman, Wyatt, Tuttle & Cox is a boutique law firm engaging only in civil trial litigation in courts primarily around the Mid-South, including in Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi, Kentucky and Alabama. Our lawyers focus their talents on helping clients achieve the best possible results in their trial and arbitration matters both inside and outside the courtroom. The firm is renowned for its ability to handle the most difficult legal situations with targeted and steadfast intensity. Representing clients on both sides of the docket gives us unique insights into what motivates our opponents in court and during settlement negotiations.