Heart-Smart Shopping

Smart Shopping

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Learn how to get the most out of your trips to the supermarket. You’ll get tips on what to look for when choosing everything from meat to dairy to fruits and vegetables.
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 Heart-Check Mark
Look for the Heart-Check mark on food packaging to find food and meals certified to meet the American Heart Association’s heart-healthy foods as part of an overall healthy diet.


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Reading and understanding food labels is an important step in making healthier choices. Find out what you need to know to make informed decisions!
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Use this tool to quickly and easily build a shopping list full of heart-healthy foods that have been certified by the American Heart Association.



New Study Shows Value of Heart-Check

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new study finds foods that meet Heart-Check certification requirements are linked to better diet quality.

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Dictionary of Nutrition


This dictionary provides you with information on common nutrition terms to help you make heart-healthy decisions.

Fruits and Vegetables   Fish   Whole Grains
Sodium   Sugar   Fat

View the entire Dictionary of Nutrition