Heart-Check Foods

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One Heart. Hundreds of Heart-Healthy Options.

The Heart-Check mark makes it easy to spot heart-healthy foods in the grocery store or when dining out.


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Certified Foods in the Grocery Store

Use the Heart-Check Certified Product List when creating your shopping list to make smart, heart-healthy choices easier at the grocery store!

It's updated monthly! Download the PDF or access while shopping.

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Check for the Heart-Check Mark

The Heart-Check mark is a simple tool to help you Eat Smart. When you see it, you can be confident that a product aligns with the American Heart Association’s recommendations for an overall healthy eating pattern.

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A Small Check That Can Make a Big Difference

We all know the feeling of standing in a grocery store aisle, feeling frustrated and overwhelmed by all the choices available. Here at the American Heart Association, we take the health and wellness of all Americans to heart. That’s why, more than 20 years ago, we established the Heart-Check mark.

Heart-Check Certified Recipes

The Heart-Check mark is also helping everyone find heart-healthy recipes they can make at home for themselves and their families. Recipe certification is based on respected science and nutrition expertise of the American Heart Association.

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Want to Learn More?

The certification requirements are based on the sound science of the AHA.

Learn About Heart-Check Certification

Join Healthy for GoodTM and get our free Shop Smart, Eat Smart digital recipe booklet while supplies last!

You don’t need a guilt trip. We know you know. You want to be Healthy for Good. And we’re here to help.

We’ll help keep you on track with tasty recipes, shareable tips, videos and hacks.

  • Science-based information
  • You-based motivation

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