This guest post was written by Hannah Gardener, ScD. She is an Associate Scientist in the Department of Neurology at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.
Gratitude. It’s a feel-good word we’re hearing a lot about lately. But it’s more than just a buzzword. Practicing gratitude can help you achieve your health goals. How? When you have a positive attitude and outlook, you’re more likely to overcome the inevitable challenges of making lasting changes and creating new habits.
School meals need a New Year’s resolution. As the new year begins and many of us are thinking about eating healthier, the government’s U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is working to bring unhealthy foods to our children in schools.
As the year draws to a close, we wanted to highlight the 17 most popular blog posts of 2017. These blogs were the most popular this year.
Are you a high school senior or full time undergraduate college student working to improve the health and wellbeing of your community? Have you been an advocate for change on your college campus? Then consider applying to this newly launched scholarship from the American Heart Association!
This post was written by Raul Espinoza Jr, the Voices for Healthy Kid’s Grassroots Advocacy Manager. Raul handles action alerts for the Voices for Healthy Kids Action Center, and in today’s post he shares information on an important issue.
It’s no secret that sugary drinks have been in the news lately. Cities have been taking matters into their own hands. Cities have passed sugary drink taxes or policies to make the beverage in restaurant kids’ meals healthier. Sugary drinks have become a major problem in today’s culture—especially for our young people. A soda, juice drink, sport drink, or sweet tea was once considered a treat. Now, these sugary drinks have become a daily selection for our children.
This post was written by Kristy Anderson, the American Heart Association's Senior Government Relations Advisor. Kristy is an expert in nutrition policy issues, and in today's post she shares information about an important issue.
As 2017 comes to a close, we know people are starting to think about eating better as part of their New Year’s resolutions. So, we wanted to update you on the latest actions being taken by the government that could impact your child’s nutrition. While so many of us are thinking about improving our diets, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is unfortunately working to bring unhealthy foods to our children in schools.
The holiday season is here. What a wonderful time to get in the kitchen and cook your family favorites. A healthier holiday is possible with a few easy swaps. This season, try our five easy swaps to celebrate a healthy holiday. Your family favorites will be flavorful, festive, and healthier!
It’s that time of year again—the season for holiday parties, family meals, and festive flavors. Enter: Sodium-Smart Recipes. New from the American Heart Association, this recipe booklet is more than a cookbook. It includes not only 30 recipes but also tips and cooking strategies to keep sneaky sodium at bay.