Heart-Healthy Nutrition and Related Information

Trans Fat Now Listed With Saturated Fat and Cholesterol on the Nutrition Facts Label

DHHS. FDA. Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition.

FDA has required that trans fat be added to the Nutrition Facts panel by January 1, 2006. This Web page discusses the new label regulations and educates consumers about trans fats. Also available in Spanish.

American Heart Association logo Fish and Omega-3 Fatty Acids

American Heart Association.

See American Heart Association recommendations on omega-3 fatty acids for those with and without heart disease.

Give Your Heart a Healthy Beat

North Carolina Cooperative Extension.

Learn how diet, exercise, and weight control can help to reduce your cardiovascular disease risk.

National Cholesterol Education Program logo High Blood Cholesterol: What You Need to Know

DHHS. NIH. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.

What is so important about your blood cholesterol? Learn what your cholesterol numbers mean.

Nutrition Facts Label Heart-Healthy Nutrition and Related Information

DHHS. FDA. Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition.

Questions and Answers about Trans Fat Nutrition Labeling
Answers questions like what is trans fat, why should you reduce it in your diet and how can the food label help?

Reduce Salt and Sodium in Your Diet

DHHS. NIH. National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute.

Links to pages within the NHLBI guide to lowering high blood pressure that deal with reducing dietary sodium and reading food labels to make lower sodium choices.

Estimating Your 10-Year Risk of Having a Heart Attack

DHHS. NIH. National Cholesterol Education Program.

Based on your risk factors, determine if you are at high risk for a heart attack.

Packaged fish Eating Fish: Health Benefits and Risks

Journal of the American Medical Association.

A summary of the health benefits and potential risks of eating fish done in conjunction with a scientific review that concluded that, overall, the healthy benefits of eating fish far outweigh the potential risks.

Sample Walking Program

DHHS. NIH. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.

Learn to incorporate walking into your daily routine through this 12 week exercise program.

Your Guide to Lowering High Blood Pressure

DHHS. NIH. National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute.

Discusses the meaning, detection, prevention and treatment of high blood pressure. Includes real life examples of people with hypertension who are making lifestyle choices to lower their blood pressure. Other topics include African Americans, the DASH diet, healthy eating, physical activity, and preeclampsia.

Potassium and High Blood Pressure

American Heart Association.

American Heart Association graphic Meet the Fats

American Heart Association.

Use this animated educational campaign to help discuss the health effects and dietary sources of the various types of fats.