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American Heart Association Celebrates National Eating Healthy Day

The American Heart Association celebrated National Eating Healthy Day on Wednesday, November 4, 2015. Each year, organizations, families, schools and communities throughout the United States make a pledge and come together to take steps toward living a healthier life.

More than two-thirds of American adults and one in three children and teens are overweight or obese, putting them at increased risk for heart disease and stroke as many other chronic illnesses and conditions. The AHA is promoting healthier eating habits as one way to help people live healthier lives.

Americans typically consume about half their recommended daily servings of fruits and vegetables. We recommend eating eight or more fruit and vegetable servings every day. Fruits and vegetables are high in vitamins, minerals and fiber, and low in saturated fat and calories. Most fruits and vegetables also have no or little sodium, and eating a variety of fruits and vegetables can help you control your weight and your blood pressure.

Help your family eat a good variety of fruits and veggies every day by adding color to your plate.  Make a goal this holiday season to add variety to every plate! See some examples of colorful choices below:


  • Apples
  • Cherries
  • Cranberries
  • Grapefruit
  • Tomatoes


  • Carrots
  • Lemons
  • Mangoes
  • Oranges
  • Bananas 
  • Pineapples


  • Artichokes
  • Broccoli
  • Cucumbers
  • Brussel sprouts
  • Kale
  • Spinach
  • Peas


  • Blueberries
  • Figs
  • Plums
  • Raisins
  • Blackberries


  • Cauliflower
  • Jicama
  • Onions
  • Garlic
  • Parsnips

While heart disease and stroke are leading causes of death and disability for all Americans, more than 80% of risk factors for heart disease and stroke are preventable through behaviors like making better food choices, getting regular exercise, keeping a healthy weight and not smoking.

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National Eating Healthy Day

On Wednesday, November 6, the American Heart Association celebrated National Eating Healthy Day. On this day, Americans were encouraged to make small, healthy changes and raise the awareness of the importance of good nutrition. Let’s keep the momentum going to give our families, friends and co-workers a friendly push toward a healthier life!

As the holidays are quickly approaching and in the spirit of celebrating National Eating Healthy Day throughout November, please take a moment to check out Delicious Decisions. Delicious Decisions offers heart healthy recipes that you can use during the holidays that are mouthwatering as well as good for your heart.

Statistics show that one in two men and one in three women are at risk for heart disease, and research shows that poor lifestyle is a major contributor. From walking clubs and paths to cooking tips and easy-made recipes, the American Heart Association’s My Heart. My Life Healthy living initiative helps individuals and families understand how to get active and eat healthy. Visit to learn more.

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Eat Healthy this Holiday Season

The holiday season is fast approaching, along with all of the wonderful foods and festivities that come with it.  However, it is important to remember that even during this time of year we need to be mindful of what we are eating.  November 6, 2013 was National Healthy Eating Day.  Statistics show that one in two men and one in three women are at risk for heart disease and stroke, and research shows that poor diets are a major contributor to that risk. 

Start the holiday season off right by trying one of our heart-healthy recipes this National Healthy Eating Day.  On this day, Americans are encouraged to make small, healthy changes to their diet, and raise awareness that good nutrition is important in the fight against heart disease and stroke.  The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association has developed a toolkit to help individuals and organizations take part in this nationwide event.  It can be found at: 

The AHA/ASA has also developed a Healthy Holiday Eating Guide which can be found at: 

With all of these resources available, it is possible to have a heart friendly, healthy and fun holiday celebration.

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