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Eating Well with High Blood Pressure

[View the story "Eating Well with High Blood Pressure" on Storify] This post was written by Maggie Francis, Communications lead for the American Heart Association high blood pressure education. Read her full bio.

Momentum is Building: More Food Companies Offering Healthier Choices and Supporting Clear Standards

Do you want healthier food choices? Food companies are hearing you, and momentum is building: now is the time to offer healthier foods with more moderate levels of sodium. More Food Companies Support Release of Voluntary Government Standards for Sodium Reduction Nestlé,...
6 ways to build a better taco with less sodium (and big flavor)

6 ways to build a better taco with less sodium (and big flavor)

Many of us love to eat delicious south-of-the-border dishes, including tacos. But, did you know that among different brands of the same food, the sodium content can vary a lot.

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National Minority Health Month: Live longer and better

This blog post was written by by Dr. Clyde Yancy, renowned cardiologist and former American Heart Association president. The month of April shines a light on heart health in minorities. Why celebrate National Minority Health Month? Heart disease and stroke are the...

North Carolina Teen Shows that with Passion and Determination, Anything is Possible

The following guest post was written by our friends at Alliance for a Healthier Generation. If you’ve turned on the TV or browsed ads in a magazine lately, it would be easy to assume that today’s teens exist solely on...

More food companies leading the way for healthier choices

A commitment to sodium reduction, and a call for government action. Do you want better food choices for you and your family? Food companies continue to hear you: it’s time to offer healthier foods with more moderate levels of sodium....

New Report Shows Progress on Sodium in Foods, but Nutrition Labels are Still Key

A new report from CSPI recently showed that the food industry has been making gradual changes to the amount of sodium in your food. The report compared the sodium in a variety of foods in 2005 to the same foods...

What should your toddler eat?

The following guest post was written by Dina Rose, PhD, a sociologist, parent educator, feeding expert and author. Quick question: How much sugar has your toddler consumed today? I’m betting you have a pretty good idea. OK, maybe you can’t...
AHA President Says: The Science is Clear on Sodium Reduction

AHA President Says: The Science is Clear on Sodium Reduction

Check this out! In a new video, the President of the AHA, Dr. Mark Creager, explains that the science behind sodium reduction is clear. He says that robust evidence has linked excess sodium intake with high blood pressure, which increases the risk of heart attack, stroke, and heart failure. And, he points out that you can do something about it: join AHA’s efforts to demand change in the amounts of sodium in our food supply.

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