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Take action for healthier kids meals

Take action for healthier kids meals

It’s no secret that most restaurant kids’ meals aren't exactly healthy. Too often they are high in calories, saturated fat, sugar and sodium--and low in nutrition. Eating out used to be a special treat – now it’s become a strategy for how we can get one more thing marked off our to-do list. Restaurants should do their part by including menu items that are healthy, especially for kids. That is why advocates like you have been calling for restaurants to make all meals - but especially kids' meals - heathier. And we are starting to see some change.

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Water – the Sweetest Choice for Hydration

Water – the Sweetest Choice for Hydration

Did you know that feeling thirsty means you’re already dehydrated? That’s right. You shouldn’t wait for that thirsty feeling to hit before drinking anything. During these hot, sweaty, summer months, it’s even more important to stay hydrated.

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Move a little or move a lot?

Move a little or move a lot?

To gain insight for this post, we interviewed William Kraus, MD, the Richard and Pat Johnson Distinguished University Professor of Cardiovascular Genomics at Duke University.

Most of us have heard “get moving to get healthy.” Park farther away. Take the stairs. Skip the drive through. Just move more, right?

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Fuel Up for Fresh Air Fitness

Fuel Up for Fresh Air Fitness

Summer is a great time to get outdoors for some fresh air and fun fitness. Loads of sunshine, longer days and warmer temps mean more opportunities for the whole family to get moving. Whether it’s jumping on some paddleboards at the lake, cooling off at the community pool or gearing up for a long hike or bike ride, outside is the place to be.

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Stop Waiting for Change – Make It Happen!

Stop Waiting for Change – Make It Happen!

“Be the change you wish to see in the world.” Those famous words by Mahatma Gandhi are everywhere – from bumper stickers to refrigerator magnets. Chances are we’ve all seen or heard this phrase at least once in our lives, but how many times have we thought about what it means to ‘be the change?’ 

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These five healthy habits may add more than a decade to your life

These five healthy habits may add more than a decade to your life

We found the secret to gaining more life. Really! New research shows you could live up to 14 years longer by doing just five things.

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Add Color with Pride

Add Color with Pride

Did you know that LGBTQI Pride month is also National Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month? Celebrate both with a rainbow of colorful fruits and vegetables.

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Q: How can we improve our health?

Q: How can we improve our health?

A: With better food.

The American Heart Association works every day to help you eat healthy. That’s why we hosted the third annual Healthier Food Leadership Summit. More than 50 public health, government and food industry representatives came together. These leaders talked about solutions to help you eat better food.

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A Call-to-Action: Make Kids’ Meals Healthier

A Call-to-Action: Make Kids’ Meals Healthier

Remember when eating out was an occasional treat? Many of us went out for special occasions, such as birthdays, when there was something to be celebrated. These days, it’s a different reality. When life gets too busy, we often turn to restaurants to feed our families. While eating out is sometimes a necessity, it presents a real challenge to feeding our families healthfully.

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