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Childhood Obesity Rates Leveling Off, Despite Long-Term Increases

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“While we would like to say that signs of progress are clear across the country in the fight to decrease obesity rates, the only clear sign is that there is more work to be done,” said Nancy Brown, CEO of the American Heart Association. “While...
4/7/2014 8:10 PM EDT

A Little Planning Helps Your Heart - and Your Budget

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News flash: Getting the nutrient-dense, fiber-rich foods your body needs may be easier — and cheaper — than you think. Planning is key.
3/20/2014 8:00 PM EDT

You Won't Believe the Must-Have Item Sold at This Convenience Store

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There's a product at Mark's Food Market in Greenville, N.C., that sells out every few days. Folks who walk over from a mobile home park crave it so much that convenience store owner David Rozek expanded his selection. City employees pop in during...
3/3/2014 3:00 PM EST

New FDA Nutrition Labels Will Help Consumers Choose More Wisely, Says American Heart Association

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American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown made the following comments today on the Food and Drug Administration’s proposed rules for food nutrition labeling and serving sizes:
2/27/2014 12:10 PM EST

First Lady Calls for Limiting Junk Food Marketing, Expanding Free School Meals

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First Lady Michelle Obama and U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack laid out new restrictions on Tuesday, limiting junk food and sugary drink marketing in schools.
2/26/2014 9:00 AM EST

A New Normal? Obesity Rates Dropping in Young Children

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Voices for Healthy Kids, a joint initiative of the American Heart Association and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, released the following statement today on a new report showing 43% decline in obesity among 2 to 5 year olds over a span of eight...
2/25/2014 5:00 PM EST

Happy Trails: Cities and States Add Bicycle Lanes and Walking Trails to Transportation Priorities

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Several cities and states across the nation are now adding bicycle paths and walking trails to their list of transportation priorities as lifestyles become increasingly sedentary and congested roads need repair.
2/18/2014 10:00 PM EST

Farm Bill an Alphabet Soup of Wins/Losses for Nutrition, Says American Heart Association

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American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown issued the following comments on the Agricultural Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013, passed by Congress today.
2/5/2014 12:10 PM EST

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