Back To School The Heart Healthy Way

by TGC Staff | September 17, 2001 12:00 am

Nutritionists say it can be easy for school-aged kids to learn healthy eating habitsall 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 childrens 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 Associations 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:

Source: NAPSI

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