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Say Na to Sodium and K to Potassium!

February 28, 2019
Did you know that potassium can lower your blood pressure, leading to improved heart health? In contrast, research demonstrates that a diet high in sodium can lead to elevated blood pressure, which increases the risk of developing cardiovascular disease. Small changes to food preparations with salt alternatives can help to reduce sodium intake in everyday meals.

Choose a Variety of Colorful Fruits to Improve Heart Health

February 26, 2019
The American Heart Association promotes eating an overall healthy diet by following the MyPlate guide to maintain your heart health. For American Heart Month this February, we are highlighting the different food groups in MyPlate and how to incorporate them into a heart healthy diet. This week's food group is fruit!

Celebrate February with Heart-Healthy Foods

February 22, 2019
Happy American Heart Month! Keeping your blood pressure and cholesterol levels normal can help lower your chances of developing heart disease! One way to keep these risk factors at bay is to eat a heart-healthy diet! To keep your heart healthy this February and every month, try incorporating some of these foods into your daily meals.

Lettuce Celebrate Heart Health with a Variety of Vegetables

February 21, 2019
The American Heart Association promotes eating an overall healthy diet by following the MyPlate guide to maintain your heart health. For American Heart Month this February, we are highlighting the different food groups in MyPlate and how to incorporate them into a heart healthy diet. This week's food group is vegetables!

It’s for All Ages: Eat Low Fat Dairy to Improve Your Heart Health

February 18, 2019
The American Heart Association promotes eating an overall healthy diet by following the MyPlate guide to maintain your heart health. For American Heart Month this February, we are highlighting the different food groups in MyPlate and how to incorporate them into a heart healthy diet. This week's food group is dairy!

Improve Your Heart Health with Physical Activity

February 14, 2019
Exercise is essential for promoting your heart health! Making small changes can make a huge difference! From online workout videos to grabbing a group of friends for a game of soccer at the park, there’s lots of ways to fill in those minutes! Read more tips about how to integrate exercise into your daily routine.

Follow Your Heart to Better Health with Lean Protein

February 12, 2019
The American Heart Association promotes eating an overall healthy diet by following the MyPlate guide to maintain your heart health. For American Heart Month this February, we are highlighting the different food groups in MyPlate and how to incorporate them into a heart healthy diet. This week's food group is protein foods!

Keep Your Heart Healthy this American Heart Month!

February 07, 2019
Heart disease affects thousands of people every year. Many risk factors leading to heart disease include diabetes, obesity, poor diet, and physical inactivity. You can lower these risk factors by making small changes to your daily routine. Let’s celebrate this month and every month by keeping your heart healthy with these tips.

Be Heart Healthy with Whole Grains

February 05, 2019
The American Heart Association promotes eating an overall healthy diet by following the MyPlate guide to maintain your heart health. For American Heart Month this February, we are highlighting the different food groups in MyPlate and how to incorporate them into a heart healthy diet. This week's food group is grains!

Make Physical Activity Fun for the Whole Family

January 28, 2019
It’s National Family Fit Lifestyle Month! Throughout January, we’ll be highlighting healthful lifestyle and eating habits that you can encourage your family to try together. Make this month, and every month, a chance for the whole family to make healthy choices that turn into healthy routines. This week’s topic is about how to make physical activity a healthy habit, as well as fun for the whole family!

How to Incorporate Dietary Fiber into your Breakfast

January 26, 2019
January is Fiber Focus Month! Fiber plays an important role in our bodies and has been shown to reduce risk of diseases like intestinal and heart disease, as well as some cancers. But how can we incorporate dietary fiber into our everyday diets? One possibility is whipping up a quick and easy morning meal.

Fostering Family Time Around Family Meals

January 25, 2019
It’s National Family Fit Lifestyle Month! Throughout January, we’ll be highlighting healthful lifestyle and eating habits that you can encourage your family to try together. Make this month, and every month, a chance for the whole family to make healthy choices that turn into healthy routines. This week’s topic is about fostering family time around family meals.

Focus on Fiber Packed Meals and Snacks Throughout the Day

January 16, 2019
January is Fiber Focus Month! Fiber plays an important role in our bodies and has been shown to reduce risk of diseases like intestinal and heart disease, as well as some cancers. But how can we easily include dietary fiber into our everyday diet?

Bloom into the New Year with a Family Garden

January 15, 2019
It’s National Family Fit Lifestyle Month! Throughout January, we’ll be highlighting healthful lifestyle and eating habits that you can encourage your family to try together. Make this month, and every month, a chance for the whole family to make healthy choices that turn into healthy routines. This week’s topic is about starting a family garden.

What Are Good Sources of Fiber?

January 10, 2019
January is Fiber Focus Month! Fiber plays an important role in our bodies and has been shown to reduce risk of diseases like intestinal and heart disease, as well as some cancers. But what foods exactly provide a good source of fiber? Everyday foods, some you may even already be incorporating into your diet, can serve as sources of dietary fiber!