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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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Track your sodium to learn how much sodium you're getting

It can be hard to know whether you’re staying within recommended guidelines or blowing past them unless you know how much sodium has made its way into your food (whether it’s naturally-occurring or added).

Need Healthy Recipe Ideas? Check out the AHA’s Recipe Center

Stuck in a healthy recipe rut? Never fear! AHA has a new and improved recipe center that features 20 – that’s right, 20 – new healthy recipes. In addition to new recipes, you can create your own recipe box with...

Celebrate World Salt Awareness Week 2016

This guest blog post was written by Saadia Noorani, UK Registered Public Health Nutritionist for WASH.

This year marks the 10th anniversary of World Salt Awareness Week which runs from 29 February to 6 March 2016.
This annual global event organized by World Action on Salt (WASH) is held to highlight the importance of reducing salt intake in all populations throughout the world.

Try Meatless Monday to Lower Your Meat and Salt Consumption

 

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Try some heart-healthy red recipes for American Heart Month

The following guest post was written by Deborah Renza, managing editor for the American Heart Association’s bestselling library of cookbooks and heart-health information books. Eating delicious food is one of life’s pleasures for most of us. We all make decisions about...