American Heart Association

Program sees drop in calories, salt, fats and boost in fruits, vegetables, grains

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

One of the country’s top food service providers has cut by 8 percent the calories, sodium and saturated fats on the menus it provides to colleges, universities, hospital cafes and workplaces.

The news from Aramark is part of the first-year report on progress for Healthy for […]

New program helps Americans add more color to their plates

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

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Coloring the plate every day with one more cup of fruits and vegetables is the rallying cry of +color, a new American Heart Association initiative to encourage Americans to eat healthier.

To kick off the initiative, NBC’s Today show meteorologist Dylan Dreyer helped the organization […]

The secret to creating healthy eating habits: Make it a family affair

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

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Make it fun, make it fun, make it fun.

That’s how dietitian Candace Johnson recommends parents get their children to exercise and eat their peas and carrots. But doing those things as a family is the key, she said.

Johnson uses a family-centered approach at […]

September 16th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Healthy Living, Nutrition|Tags: , , |2 Comments

Warning labels could impact kids’ sugary drink choices

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Health-related warning labels could impact whether adolescents buy sugary drinks, according to a study released this week that looked at kids’ hypothetical choices after being exposed to the labels.

Published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, the online study included 2,202 demographically diverse children 12 […]

Study: After Berkeley, California, tax, sugary drink consumption is down

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

After adopting the country’s first tax on sugary drinks, consumers in Berkeley, California, are drinking 21 percent less of these beverages, according to a new study released Tuesday.

At the same time, consumption of water in the city increased by 63 percent, compared with a 19 […]

For kids, ideal heart health explained in new statement

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

The road to cardiovascular disease begins in childhood, and it’s a road many American children are on, based on a new report from the American Heart Association that indicates very few kids meet all the criteria for ideal heart health.

Many are overweight or obese. Others […]

As Americans are eating better overall, disparities persist

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Americans have cut back on sugary drinks and are eating more whole grains, fish and nuts, a new study finds. But as Americans overall are eating better, improvements have been much more modest among minorities and the poor.

The study, published Tuesday in the Journal of […]

Mississippi now requires nutritious snacks in schools

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

The Mississippi Department of Education will now require snacks sold at school to meet the same nutritional standards as breakfast and lunch.

The education department voted and passed the rules last week that will apply to any foods sold either in vending machines or a la […]

Teen Battle Chef Program boosts academic, nutrition behaviors among NYC youth

Teen Battle Chef, a component of the HealthCorps in-school “Living Labs” program, used cooking and nutrition education to promote positive behavioral change among New York City youth.

Researchers studied the impact of the Teen Battle Chef program, a high school based program that teaches culinary skills, which was implemented by […]

Beware of too many Halloween treats for children

It’s a trick-or-treat tradition: counting up all the pieces of sugary loot, paying the “parent tax” and negotiating trades.

Then there’s another dilemma. Just how many pieces do you get before the precious bag of candy is confiscated?

Is it better to restrict consumption to a few pieces or go whole […]

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