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The Science is Clear: Most Americans Need More Moderate Levels of Sodium

The following guest post was written by Dr. Lawrence Appel. Have you seen conflicting news headlines about salt and sodium? Some people say we don’t really need to cut back on the salt we eat, while the American Heart Association...

Celebrate National Eating Healthy Day All November Long

 

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Just in time for Halloween: Sneaky Salt

Too much sugar isn’t the only scary part of Halloween. Something might be hiding in your pantry, lurking in your neighborhood restaurant, or even creeping into your lunchbox: sneaky salt. Even if you never use the salt shaker, you might be...

8 Tricks for Healthier Halloween Treats

As Halloween draws closer, many of us find unhealthful treats haunting our neighborhoods, schools, and our kitchen pantries. Why not surprise your family and friends by introducing healthier Halloween treats this year? Not only will you be offering delicious flavors...
Build a better sandwich by making lower sodium choices

Build a better sandwich by making lower sodium choices

National Sandwich Day is coming up in November and chances are you'll celebrate it, because recent research indicates that almost half of all American adults eat at least one sandwich on any given day.

But did you know that sandwiches make up about 20 percent of our daily sodium intake?

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We Must Protect Our Kids: A Guest Post from the Past AHA President

As the past president for the American Heart Association and an expert in cardiovascular medicine, I fully appreciate the importance of starting our kids off toward a heart-healthy life. However, I am very concerned that our kids' health is not...

Salty Snack Alternatives: 9 Tips for a Healthy Snack Time

It’s a couple hours after lunch. You (and your kids) feel tired, peckish, and ready to nibble. In an effort to snap out of it, many of us turn to something salty. This might be why savory snacks are a...

Skip the salt during the Life is Why Family Health Challenge

My Taste is Why! Did you know that September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month? To help raise awareness with families across the country, the American Heart Association created the Life is Why Family Health Challenge. Throughout the month of...

Higher Sodium Restaurant Dishes Get a Salt Shaker Icon in NYC

Today, the New York City Board of Health made an historic decision. The City voted unanimously today to require certain restaurants to warn diners with a salt shaker icon on the menu when any food item has more than 2,300 mg of...