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Are you ready to outsmart eating out? Enter our contest!

Are you a master of making smart choices when eating at a restaurant or choosing processed foods? Show us how you #EatSmart in honor of upcoming American Stroke Month and High Blood Pressure Awareness Month.

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Send us your best tips and tricks for a chance to win the American Heart Association’s Outsmart Eating Out Contest by May 2, 2018.

Winners will be announced on World Hypertension Day, May 17, 2018.

You know that some food companies add sodium to processed and restaurant food before it even reaches your table. That’s why the American Heart Association is looking for the ways that you choose healthier processed and restaurant food.

We’ll judge the entries on creativity and effectiveness, and the top three tips will receive an American Heart Association cookbook!

Winners will also have their tips published on our sodium blog and promoted on Twitter and Facebook.

Need some ideas to get you started?

Look beyond the salt shaker. More than 70% of the sodium we consume comes from packaged, prepared and restaurant foods. Because most of the sodium we eat is in our food before we buy it, it makes it hard for people to limit how much sodium they are eating.

Check out how sodium can be sneaky to learn more about easy ways to reduce sodium throughout the day. Like to eat out? Check out more info on how salt sneaks into restaurant foods.

And, these articles can give you a good overview of how to reduce sodium:

Enter your favorite tip or trick today! Entries will be accepted through May 2, 2018.