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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...

School meals are getting a little less salty

What kids eat at school is important to their learning and their health. Just in time for back to school, we have good news. Companies continue to hear us: it’s time to offer healthier foods with lower sodium. And they’re...

10 Tips for a Healthy Back to School Season

Can you believe it’s that time of year? It’s back to school season, and many of you are starting new routines with your families. Is “eat less salt” on your back-to-school list? It should be!

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New survey finds kids’ meals too salty and saltier in some locations than others

A new survey of kids' meals was released this week by the World Action on Salt and Health. It found that not only were the meals too salty, but also that the amount of salt per meal differed by location. Depending on the country surveyed, some meals were saltier than others. For example, the survey found that one children’s meal in Costa Rica was almost six times saltier than the same meal in the UK.

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Less salt for kids today is a better chance at a healthy future

New paper sums up the science: Less salt for kids today is a better chance at a healthier future. A recent paper from the Journal of Clinical Hypertension sums up the science. It tells us that sodium reduction is beneficial...

More companies lowering sodium

We have good news. Companies are hearing that you want healthier foods with lower sodium, and they’re taking action! Here’s the latest success story.

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