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  • Blog Post: Competitive Foods Rule Puts Kids’ Health First

    American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown issued the following comments today on the USDA’s preliminary rule on “competitive foods” in the nation’s schools: “The new competitive foods rule has the right ingredients to keep American kids healthy. Less salt, sugar and...
  • Blog Post: Praise for the HeLP America Act

    American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown issued the following statement today on “The Healthier Lifestyles and Prevention America (HeLP America) Act,” introduced by Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA): “Sen. Tom Harkin’s tireless efforts on behalf of prevention are greatly appreciated...
  • Blog Post: “Hello! My name is ____”

    It’s time to welcome the 113 th Congress! We all know the best welcomes are personal, so we’re asking You’re the Cure advocates to introduce themselves to their members of Congress by recording a video and uploading it to Facebook. We’re calling it the “Hello, my name...
  • Blog Post: Mixed News in Food Marketing to Youth Report

    Whether it’s the flashiest toy, latest animated movie, or newest fashion craze, every parent or guardian can attest to the fact that their children are constantly bombarded with media advertising on television and the Internet. Another popular item to market to youth is food, such as cereals, sodas...
  • Blog Post: Study Finds Support for Menu Labeling

    Many chains, including Starbucks, Panera and McDonald's, have already begun posting nutritional information on their menus, well ahead of the Affordable Care Act's mandate to do so next year. Technomic conducted a survey of restaurant consumer attitudes and found that 65 percent favor such...
  • Blog Post: In the News: 50+ Health Groups Tell Nickelodeon to Cut Junk Food Advertising

    Today, the AHA’s work to urge Nickelodeon to set strong nutrition standards for the foods marketed on its media outlets and by its shows' characters was featured in the Capitol Hill publication, The Hill . Check out the full article- Health groups tell Nickelodeon to stop hawking junk food...
  • Blog Post: 2012 You're the Cure Federal Recap

    As we get ready to welcome the 113 th Congress to Capitol Hill in January, we wanted to take a moment to reflect on all of the activity that took place on key heart and stroke issues this year. In a tough economic environment, You’re the Cure advocates, like you, helped play critical defense to...
  • Blog Post: Fit, Healthy, & Ready to Learn: Updating School Health Policies

    As states and districts mobilize to fight childhood obesity, the National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) is releasing updated information regarding physical activity and nutrition in schools in its Fit, Healthy, and Ready to Learn series of school health policy guides. “Research...
  • Blog Post: A New Initiative to Fight Obesity

    The statistics are well known and sobering. More than 23.5 million children and adolescents in the United States—nearly one in three young people—are overweight or obese. However, today the American Heart Association and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) are teaming up with the ambitious...
  • Blog Post: A Need for More Physical Education Highlighted in Report

    RESTON, VA, November 13, 2012 – The 2012 Shape of the Nation Report: Status of Physical Education in the USA, released by the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) and the American Heart Association, finds that while 74.5 percent of states mandate physical education in elementary...
  • Blog Post: Ask Nickelodeon to Stop Advertising Junk Food to Kids

    Take a guess… On average, how many advertisements for food do kids under the age of 12 see each day? A) 3 B) 7 C) 10 D) 13 If you guessed D, you are correct- and the majority of those ads are for unhealthy foods and beverages. $2 billion per year is spent advertising food to children...
  • Blog Post: We Need More PE!

    One important way to stop this rise in obesity and chronic disease in our children is by establishing lifelong physical activity habits with strong physical education (PE) programs and regular physical activity opportunities throughout the day in our nation’s schools. That’s why the AHA strongly...
  • Blog Post: Study Shows Support for New School Lunch Standards

    A new survey from The California Endowment found that the new national school meal standards, which were implemented this fall, are being well received by students and parents in California. Overwhelmingly, both parents (91%) and students (82%) support the changes to school nutrition standards- and most...
  • Blog Post: Too Much Salt is Putting Our Children’s Health at Risk

    Dallas, Texas, Sept. 17, 2012- American Heart Association says New CDC Study Illustrates Need to Limit Sodium in Foods The American Heart Association says a new study examining the connection between sodium intake and the blood pressure in U.S. children and teens points to the urgent need to limit...
  • Blog Post: AHA Applauds New Physical Fitness Test

    Washington D.C. - Just in time for the new school year, this new physical fitness test will help improve our children's health. See the AHA's statement below from CEO Nancy Brown. “The new school fitness program launched today by The President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition...
  • Blog Post: You're the Cure Sign-Up Form - Obesity Prevention

    Recruit others to join you as a You’re the Cure advocate using this printable sign-up form.
  • Blog Post: Facts: Trans Fats in the U.S. Diet

    Get the facts about eliminating trans fats from schools, restaurants, and workplaces.
  • Blog Post: Facts: Sodium in the U.S. Diet

    Get the facts about the sodium in our food supply and its impact on our cardiovascular health.
  • Blog Post: Facts: Menu Labeling

    Get the facts about menu labeling and its impact on consumers' dietary choices.
  • Blog Post: Facts: Diet & CVD Risk

    Get the facts about nutrition policies to improve diets and reduce CVD risk
  • Blog Post: Facts: Nutrition in Schools

    Get the facts about nutrition in schools & the policy solutions to provide healthier options.
  • Blog Post: Facts: Active Living & the Built Environment

    Get the facts about the role of our physical environment in promoting physical activity.
  • Blog Post: Facts: Shared Use Agreement

    Get the facts about shared use agreements between schools & communities to increase opportunities for physical activity
  • Blog Post: Facts: Physical Education in Schools

    Get the facts about improving physical education in schools to help address childhood obesity.
  • Blog Post: You're the Cure Advocate Guide

    Use this guide to learn about more ways you can get involved as a You’re the Cure advocate.