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A blueprint for healthy eating

A blueprint for healthy eating

For the first time, the American Heart Association has issued a blueprint for healthier eating.

A scientific statement released on October 26, 2016 translates nutrition recommendations into a healthy eating pattern. Today, our blog will talk about the new recommendations and what they mean for you.

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6 Ways To Lower Sodium for Caregivers and Parents

6 Ways To Lower Sodium for Caregivers and Parents

Liz O’Donnell, of Working Daughter, is joining the Sodium Blog as a Guest Blogger this week.

When my mother was in hospice and my sister and I were staying with her round-the-clock, caring for ourselves fell off of our to-do lists. As my mother was dying, my sister and I were just trying to survive.

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How a Salt Lover Discovered the Beauty of Lower-Sodium Eating

How a Salt Lover Discovered the Beauty of Lower-Sodium Eating

Jane Maynard is joining the Sodium Blog as a Guest Curator this fall. Over the coming months Jane will share some of her favorite sources around the web to help inspire you to eat and live well -- and break up with salt!

I have a confession to make: I love salt. Love. I know that this is a funny way to kick off a blog post in support of the American Heart Association’s effort to help us break up with salt. On the other hand, I think it’s a perfect way to kick things off! If a salt lover like me can care about reducing sodium, then there is hope for all of us!

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Your voice makes a difference

Your voice makes a difference

You asked, and food companies answered.

In September, you began asking food companies to prioritize sodium reduction and show support for sodium reduction in comments to the FDA. Since then, you have collectively sent more than 4,000 letters to the CEOs of nine food companies and restaurants! 

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AHA Applauds FDA and Encourages Further Efforts on Sodium Reduction

AHA Applauds FDA and Encourages Further Efforts on Sodium Reduction

What a great week to break up with salt! The company that makes Lays chips and Quaker cereal just announced a new commitment to sodium reduction. And, this week the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is asking for feedback on draft voluntary targets for sodium in various foods.

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More consumers want limits set on the sodium added to food by food companies and restaurants

More consumers want limits set on the sodium added to food by food companies and restaurants

More of you want limits set on the sodium added to food.  According to a new survey commissioned by the American Heart Association, the growing majority of people believe that the government should be involved in setting limits on the amount of sodium added to food by food companies and restaurants. With comments due next Monday, October 17 on the government’s draft voluntary sodium targets, this is good news! 

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Happy school lunch week!

Happy school lunch week!

Happy school lunch week! At AHA, we are proud that school meals are healthier than ever – including the efforts made to reach more moderate levels of sodium. One way to encourage healthy choices is by joining your kids for a #CafeteriaDate.

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Just add color to eat more fruits and vegetables

Just add color to eat more fruits and vegetables

Want to know an easy way to eat healthier? Simply add colorful fruits and vegetables to your plate.

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'Less Salt, More Sweat' helps develop healthy mind, body and soul

'Less Salt, More Sweat' helps develop healthy mind, body and soul

Having a positive attitude is key to achieving good health. But it’s not enough. We must employ a holistic approach — especially when facing common obstacles such as lack of time, resources and motivation.

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