Help your family by cooking at home

Updated:Mar 26,2013

Family Dinner

Preparing home cooked meals helps your family live a healthier lifestyle. You can control the amounts of fat and salt consumed, which helps lower cholesterol and blood pressure levels that increase heart disease and stroke risk in Latinos.

The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association makes cooking at home easy with our Simple Cooking With Heart program. You can find tips and recipes on-line.

It’s also important to remember that cooking at home can play a big part in bringing your family closer together. From getting the kids to help mixing ingredients to setting and clearing the table together, family meals afford the perfect opportunity to bond. And, home cooking saves money, too!

Our Heart-Check mark makes it easy to spot heart-healthy foods in the grocery store. Simply look for the name of the American Heart Association along with our familiar red heart with a white check mark on the package. It's a good first step in creating an overall sensible eating plan.