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Calling Food Companies and Restaurants to Answer AHA President’s Call to back Government Sodium Targets

Calling Food Companies and Restaurants to Answer AHA President’s Call to back Government Sodium Targets

Recognizing that you deserve the freedom to decide how salty your food is, past AHA President Dr. Mark Creager called on the food industry to participate in the dialogue about the government’s draft voluntary sodium targets, and asked food companies to offer healthier options with more moderate levels of sodium.

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How to eat less salt with the DASH Diet

How to eat less salt with the DASH Diet

You may have heard of the DASH diet; a heart-healthy eating pattern recommended by the American Heart Association and many other health organizations. Did you know that you can eat less sodium with the DASH diet because it includes more fruits and vegetables into your diet? Find out more about changing the way you eat to lower blood pressure.

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Lower sodium breakfast hacks for busy weekdays

Lower sodium breakfast hacks for busy weekdays

While lunch keeps kids going during the day, breakfast is an important way to get the morning started.

For some families, mornings may seem too rushed to even think about preparing breakfast, but we’ve thought of some breakfast hacks that will get you through the busy week. Designate an hour of your Sunday to get in the kitchen with your kids and make these simple recipes to better your breakfasts.

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New Study Shows More Efforts by the Food Industry to Reduce Sodium

New Study Shows More Efforts by the Food Industry to Reduce Sodium

Check it out! There’s more science that food companies are reducing sodium. A study published today found that sodium levels decreased in a sample of top selling packaged foods by about 7% from 2009 to the beginning of 2015. This shows the success that comes from coordinated efforts to reduce sodium.

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Boost flavor in your child's lunch, not salt

Boost flavor in your child's lunch, not salt

Depending upon where you live, school has just started or is about to start. You know how important it is to send your kids off with a good breakfast but being thoughtful about lunch is also critical. One of the best ways to tackle lunch – and to get your kids to eat it- is to get them involved in the process.

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ChopChop Kids says: Cook at home. Eat real food. Start Young.

ChopChop Kids says: Cook at home. Eat real food. Start Young.

Six years ago I founded ChopChop Kids, and published ChopChop The Fun Cooking Magazine for Families. Its aims are simple: Cook at home. Eat real food. Start young.

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Learn 4 steps to make good choices with processed foods

Learn 4 steps to make good choices with processed foods

Even if you are trying to reduce sodium by cooking healthier and avoiding the salt shaker, you could be missing most of the sodium you eat.

That’s because about three-quarters of the sodium in American’s diets comes from restaurant, highly processed, and prepackaged foods. This means that while watching your table salt is wise, it may not be contributing as much to the total amount of sodium you eat as you’d expect.

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More science says we need to lower our sodium intake

More science says we need to lower our sodium intake

Some health topics are so complicated it would take days to truly understand them. Fortunately for us (and for you!), sodium is not such a topic.

Our CEO, Nancy Brown, may have explained it best in her recent Huffington Post column -Sodium: The Sneaky Source of a Silent Killer.

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7 Tips to eat less salt

7 Tips to eat less salt

A new scientific statement has identified sensitivity to salt as an emerging cardiovascular risk factor.

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