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New Infographic Highlights Science Behind Salt Reduction

This blog post is authored by Dr. Margo Wootan, director of nutrition policy, and Colin Schwartz, MPP, senior nutrition policy associate, at the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI). The science on salt is under attack—again. There have...
Watch your sodium, no matter your age

Watch your sodium, no matter your age

You can focus on preventing heart disease and all cardiovascular diseases at any age. You’re never too young— or too old — to take care of your heart.

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10 easy ways to swap out salt and lower sodium while cooking

We know you're dedicated to a lowering your sodium intake. So, how can you enhance the many different flavors in your food without added salt? Here are 10 simple ways to swap out salt and lower sodium while cooking. Spice...

New sodium targets could help put food choices back in your hands

You deserve the right to choose how much salt you eat. But that decision is often made for you by the food industry – more than 75 percent of the sodium Americans eat comes from some processed, prepackaged and restaurant foods – not from the salt shaker.

The Search for Healthy Kids Meals

This guest post was written by Sarah Sliwa, instructor at the Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy. One-third of U.S. children across all demographic and socioeconomic groups eat at quick-service restaurants on a given day. Eating in restaurants has...

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...