National Nutrition Month® is a nutrition education and information campaign created annually in March by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The campaign focuses attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits. The American Heart Association encourages everyone to help reduce your risk for heart disease and other diseases by eating healthier.
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Eating healthier doesn’t have to be hard or require you to give up all the foods you love. It’s about making smart choices to build an overall healthy dietary pattern. A great start is to join the Healthy For Good™ movement at www.heart.org/HealthyForGood for tips, tools and snacks that make healthy living easy.
Begin the journey toward a longer, healthier life for you and your family with the following science-based resources from the American Heart Association:
Visit www.heart.org/EatSmart for tips on grocery shopping, cooking at home, dining out, healthy snacking, replacing sugary beverages, and more!
You can also make strides to break up with sneaky sodium! Visit www.heart.org/sodium to learn how to break away from the salt habit.
Other tips on eating health include:
* Tell food companies and restaurants to support healthier food ingredients, and encourage more food companies to break up with salt in the Action Center.
* Find delicious, healthy recipes at www.heart.org/recipes. Now you can create a login and save your favorite recipes to your personal recipe box.
* Read and compare nutrition labels. Choose products with the lowest amounts of sodium, saturated fat and added sugars. Look for the Heart-Check Mark on foods as an easy way to identify healthier choices. Learn more at www.heartcheck.org.
About Healthy For Good™
Healthy For Good™ is the American Heart Association’s new movement to inspire all Americans to live healthier lives and create lasting change. It focuses on the simple idea that making small, incremental changes today can create a difference for generations to come.
The movement is built on four pillars: Eat smart. Add color. Move more. Be well.
This mantra breaks down the essential principles of true whole-body health – eating healthy, including adding more colorful fruits and veggies; being more physically active; and creating an overall healthy lifestyle including sleep, mindfulness, stress management, mental health, social connection, and more. Learn more at www.heart.org/HealthyForGood.