by TGC Staff | September 17, 2001 12:00 am
Nutritionists say it can be easy for school-aged kids to learn healthy eating habits—all it may take is a little "home work."
Studies have shown that healthy eating habits established early in life tend to remain with people well into their adult years. To help kids enjoy heart-healthy diets, the American Heart Association recommends parents lead by example and pack children’s lunch boxes with nutritious low fat, low cholesterol foods like:
To help parents choose heart-healthy foods for their children and themselves, the American Heart Association established its Food Certification Program.
The program uses a red heart with a white check mark to indicate foods that meet the American Heart Association’s standards. Foods and beverages with the heart-check mark on their labels are low in fat and cholesterol and can be part of a heart-healthy diet for healthy people over age two.
Foods with the heart check mark are:
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