How can I find healthy foods at the grocery store?
Finding healthier options when shopping is easier than you might think. Just look for the Heart-Check mark on certified food and beverage products.
How do I make a healthy grocery list?
Start a healthy grocery list by using our Heart-Check Certified Product List (updated monthly) to find food and beverage products that meet the Heart-Check Food Certification Program Nutrition Requirements. It can also help you identify healthier foods to add to your shopping list, including fruits, vegetables, nuts, cereals, lean meats, poultry, fish and more.
Download the Heart-Check Certified Product List (PDF)
Want to find out if your favorite foods or brands are certified?
Once you have the list open:
- Go to Edit menu
- Select Find (or on PC- click Ctrl F on your keyboard, on Mac- click Command F on your keyboard)
- Enter the specific product name, brand name, food category, etc.
If your favorite heart-healthy food isn’t listed, contact the manufacturer and encourage them to become Heart-Check certified! Heart-Check certification is a great way to let consumers know that a food can be part of heart-healthy dietary pattern.
All certified products meet our Heart-Check Food Certification Program Nutrition Requirements.
If you have questions about the product list, please contact the Heart-Check mark Certification Program.
The American Heart Association Heart-Check Food Certification Program is designed to help consumers make informed choices about the foods they purchase. The nutrition requirements are food-based and intended for healthy people over age two. The Heart-Check program is not a dietary solution for any particular condition or disease. People with medical conditions or dietary restrictions should follow the advice of their healthcare professionals.
Food manufacturers participating in the program pay administrative fees to the American Heart Association to cover program operating expenses. No donations are used to support the program.