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Is healthy eating a new year’s resolution for USDA and school foods?

Is healthy eating a new year’s resolution for USDA and school foods?

This post was written by Kristy Anderson, the American Heart Association's Senior Government Relations Advisor. Kristy is an expert in nutrition policy issues, and in today's post she shares information about an important issue.

As 2017 comes to a close, we know people are starting to think about eating better as part of their New Year’s resolutions. So, we wanted to update you on the latest actions being taken by the government that could impact your child’s nutrition. While so many of us are thinking about improving our diets, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is unfortunately working to bring unhealthy foods to our children in schools.

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Five Simple Healthy Holiday Swaps

Five Simple Healthy Holiday Swaps

The holiday season is here. What a wonderful time to get in the kitchen and cook your family favorites. A healthier holiday is possible with a few easy swaps. This season, try our five easy swaps to celebrate a healthy holiday. Your family favorites will be flavorful, festive, and healthier!

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Discover sodium-smart recipes that your family will enjoy this holiday season

Discover sodium-smart recipes that your family will enjoy this holiday season

It’s that time of year again—the season for holiday parties, family meals, and festive flavors. Enter: Sodium-Smart Recipes. New from the American Heart Association, this recipe booklet is more than a cookbook. It includes not only 30 recipes but also tips and cooking strategies to keep sneaky sodium at bay. 

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How to eat healthy over the holidays: 6 strategies from the AHA for Holiday Healthy Eating

How to eat healthy over the holidays: 6 strategies from the AHA for Holiday Healthy Eating

The holiday season is all about family, fun and food! Helping your family eat healthy, even during the holidays, doesn’t take a lot of effort. All you need are some tips, recipes, and smart strategies to navigate the holiday season in a healthy way.

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How to achieve a healthier blood pressure: 3 ways to improve your lifestyle

How to achieve a healthier blood pressure: 3 ways to improve your lifestyle

A healthy blood pressure is one key to a healthy you. How do you aim for a healthier blood pressure? One way to begin is to look at what you eat, how much you move, and where you are with your weight.

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Lower your blood pressure by reducing sodium and eating the DASH diet

Lower your blood pressure by reducing sodium and eating the DASH diet

This post is written by our guest blogger, Dr. Stephen Juraschek, an Instructor of Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center & Harvard Medical School.

The DASH-Sodium trial published in 2001 demonstrated that both the DASH diet and sodium reduction lowered blood pressure in adults who were not taking blood pressure medications. Both sodium reduction and the DASH diet lowered blood pressure.

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12 ways to celebrate Eat Smart Month with friends and family

12 ways to celebrate Eat Smart Month with friends and family

Tis the season for sweet treats and holiday meals. Even the most dedicated healthy eaters can lose focus on eating clean and healthy this time of year. Never fear! The American Heart Association is designating November as Eat Smart Month. We will give you the tools, resources, and ways to take action that will keep you on track and feeling great.

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Go ahead, get Spicy! It Appears to Help Lower High Blood Pressure

Go ahead, get Spicy! It Appears to Help Lower High Blood Pressure

As the weather outside cools down, you can kick up the heat this fall season with spicy foods. Don’t you just love a comforting, spicy chili on a chilly day? Today is all about the comfort foods that will help you spice up the season. In this post, we talk about an exciting new study and nine deliciously spicy recipes for fall.

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FDA Proposal Would Delay Nutrition Label Makeover

FDA Proposal Would Delay Nutrition Label Makeover

Last year, consumers and public health advocates cheered when the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that food labels would be getting a long overdue makeover.

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