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Memphis tabbed for seafood-eating campaign

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - A campaign led by health advocates and the fishing industry aims to get Memphis residents to eat seafood twice a week.

The Commercial Appeal reports (http://bit.ly/1oyXekP ) that Memphis is a pilot city for The Seafood Nutrition Partnership, a group that organized public officials, celebrity chefs and health fairs featuring Omega-3 screenings in October to promote the health benefits of consuming fish.

One factor that brought the seafood-eating campaign to Memphis is that the American Heart Association ranks Tennessee as the eighth-highest among states for death rates from cardiovascular disease. Arkansas is fifth and Mississippi is No. 1.

Another factor that brought the campaign to Memphis is that the executive director of the partnership, Linda Cornish, was once vice president for member development at the Greater Memphis Chamber.

Information from: The Commercial Appeal, http://www.commercialappeal.com

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