Among others, I’ve worked with the Seafood Nutrition Partnership, the Seafood Watch program at Monterey Bay Aquarium, Prince William Sound, Copper River Salmon, and am currently working with McDonald’s and the Marine Stewardship Council to promote the restaurant’s sustainably-certified, U.S. wild-caught Filet o’ Fish sandwich. I have the pleasure to interview renowned sustainable seafood advocate Barton Seaver as well as chefs from all over the world who are trying to make a difference by demanding sustainable seafood be served in their restaurants.
In addition to my blog, I freelance for a number of organizations including The Indianapolis Star, Indianapolis Monthly, MapQuest Travel, and the national news group U.S. News & World Report and others. This past year I also served as the managing editor for a James Beard Award-Winning publication, Edible Indy. Last year, a piece I co-authored on the state of school lunches was one of five national finalists for the 2017 Edible Community “Best Social Issue” article.
If you have a project you want to discuss, I’d love to hear from you! I am always interested in working with like minded individuals and organizations. Below are just a few projects I’m either currently involved in, or hope to be soon—but I’m open to working with anyone looking to promote seafood consumption, sustainable fishing practices (both for wild-caught and ethically farm-raised seafoods) and the health of our oceans. Get in touch: Shauna@SeafoodIsTheNewBlack.com
Getting More Seafood into YOUR Diet: and everyone’s else’s diets too
Everyone knows they are supposed to eat seafood fro their health, but a lot of Americans don’t know how to pick it out in the grocery, how to prepare it at home, let alone what to order in a restaurant. The articles I write and the conventions I speak at aim to teach people why eating seafood is important, as well as give tips on how to get more seafood into their diets.
Suckless in the States
Plastic straws suck. Literally. I commend Seattle for going suckless and hope oneday soon, all of the U.S. will follow suit and get rid of plastic straws altogether—just as they are working to do in the U.K.
Stop Single-Use Water Bottle Usage
Americans love convenience. But hey, single use water bottles are just plain stupid. Stop using them. STOP. But a disposable water bottle, save the mermaids, save the oceans, save our future!
Best Seafood in the Midwest … but first, Indianapolis
Sounds like an impossible task, but I’m diligently compiling a comprehensive guide for where the best seafood “lives” here in the landlocked region. Specifically I’m working with restaurants and chefs for a “Get Your Seafood Here” guide: want to be included? Great. Get in touch me, Shauna@SeafoodIsTheNewBlack.com, or fill out my contact form … BUT know this, I only include seafood that’s traceable … that, and it has to taste good too! Right now I’m finishing the greater Indianapolis guide so if you’re a purveyor, or know someone who is, of excellent seafood then please, reach out. I’d love to hear from you and schedule a time to visit the establishment.
Let’s be honest, most school lunches suck. But they don’t have to … and quite frankly, it doesn’t make any sense. Why is it that our children are asked to eat frozen foods and far-from-nutritious foods that come from God only knows where, when not far from school grounds are farm lands and retailers selling fresh produce, nitrate-free meats and delicious lunch options??