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Heart-Check Certification

The Heart-Check mark makes it easy to spot heart-healthy foods and beverages in the grocery store.

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One heart. Hundreds of heart-healthy options.

You said like to know how Heart-Check food certification can help you eat healthier.

One way the Heart-Check mark can help you eat healthier is helping you easily identify healthy foods in the grocery store that can be part of an overall healthy eating pattern.

You said you'd like to know more about certifying your products or recipes.

No problem, we're happy to help.

You can browse the information on our website or email us directly:

How a Food Becomes Heart-Check Certified

Email our team Certify@heart.org

You said you are a health care professional and asked how to help patients meet certain dietary needs.

Looking for Heart-Check certified foods can help them eat healthier.

You said you are a Nutritionist or Registered Dietitian and want to help your customers shop healthy.

Heart-Check logoIt’s easy. Just look for the AHA Heart-Check Mark.

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How the Heart-Check Food Certification Program Works

It’s easy. Just look for  the American Heart Association Heart-Check Shield on the food or beverage package when shopping.  But not all heart-healthy claims you see are from the American Heart Association; look for the AHA name to be sure.

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How a Food Becomes Heart-Check Certified

When you see the Heart-Check mark on a foods and beverages,  you know it has been put through a robust certification process. The Heart-Check program complies with 10 different health claims in 13 different food categories. Here are the four steps for a food to become Heart-Check certified, and the list of Heart-Check food categories and health claims.

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