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Heart-Check Mark Nutritional Guidelines

 

Looking for the American Heart Association's Heart-Check Mark on food packaging in the grocery store is a good first step in creating a sensible eating plan.  In September 2011, changes and enhancements to the program were made to be inclusive of foods that can be building blocks to a heart-healthy dietary pattern.

View nutritional guideline chart.

To be certified, a product must meet the specific nutritional levels.  These levels are based on a single serving size as specified by the FDA for an individual food (officially known as Reference Amount Customarily Consumed or RACC) unless otherwise specified.  Others aspects of federal health claim regulations may also apply.

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