National Nutrition Month® — Make Heart-Healthy Eating Choices

A heart-healthy diet can help reduce your risk for heart disease and stroke. But you don’t have to sacrifice taste or flavor to make your foods healthier! During National Nutrition Month® 2016, Million Hearts® will share resources, recipes, and tips on how to make heart-healthy versions of your favorite meals and snacks. Share your heart-healthy nutrition information and resources with your audiences, too. Below are a few ways to get started.

Join the Conversation

Follow Million Hearts® on Facebook and Twitter. Retweet and share our favorite #NationalNutritionMonth posts.

Facebook Challenge

Participate in our 5-day Healthy Eating Challenge on Facebook from March 21-March 25. Each day, we’ll post a challenge to encourage healthy eating habits. Share how you are meeting the challenges through pictures, videos, and posts on our Facebook event page. You can also share your own healthy-eating secrets and recipes to help others meet the challenges. Visit our Facebook page for more information.

Twitter Chats

Join Million Hearts®, EatingWell, and the American Heart Association for a Twitter chat on sodium and heart health. We will discuss how sodium affects your heart, sources of sodium, and tips to reduce sodium in your diet.

Have a favorite heart-healthy recipe? Share it with us! Join us and Everyday Health for a Nutrition Month Twitter chat. We will share nutrition information, tips for setting healthy eating goals, and heart-healthy recipes.

Spread the Word

Post the following sample messages on your own social pages.

Social Graphics

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Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest

Need a healthy snack? Replace chips and dips with berries and cherries.
Sodium's favorite hiding spot? Processed and restaurant foods.
Rethink your drink. No- or low-calorie beverages are refreshing and heart-healthy.

Twitter

Need a healthy snack? Replace chips and dips with berries and cherries.
Sodium's favorite hiding spot? Processed and restaurant foods.
Rethink your drink. No- or low-calorie beverages are refreshing and heart-healthy.

Sample Messages

Facebook

  • A heart-healthy diet can be delicious AND nutritious! This #NationalNutritionMonth, check out tasty recipes from @Million Hearts to make with your friends and family. http://1.usa.gov/1FVopOS
  • Nine in ten Americans eat too much sodium, which can increase your risk for high blood pressure. Use these five tips from @Million Hearts to reduce sodium in your diet. #NationalNutritionMonth http://1.usa.gov/195ZEkx
  • Simple food swaps can make your meals healthier and heartier! Instead of chips, grab colorful fruits and veggies. Find more tips from @Million Hearts to make your foods delicious AND nutritious. #NationalNutritionMonth http://1.usa.gov/1R81EMl
  • Up for a challenge? During #NationalNutritionMonth, @Million Hearts is hosting a Healthy Eating Facebook Challenge to encourage heart-healthy eating! Join the challenge on March 21–25 to share your favorite healthy eating goals, tips, and recipes. See you there!

Twitter

  • Happy #NationalNutritionMonth! Visit @MillionHeartsUS for #HeartHealthy recipes, meal plans, & more. http://bit.ly/MHrecipes
  • 9 in 10 Americans eat too much #sodium, which can lead to #HBP. Look out for hidden sodium! http://1.usa.gov/195ZEkx
  • Simple food swaps can make your meals healthier & heartier! Replace chips w/ colorful fruits. @MillionHeartsUS
  • Have a sweet tooth? Enjoy these #HeartHealthy sweet treats from @MillonHeartsUS. http://1.usa.gov/1NOHy2z

Additional Resources

Resources from the Million Hearts® Healthy Eating and Lifestyle Resource Center:

Resources for sodium reduction from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

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