The Heart-Check mark makes it easy to spot heart-healthy foods and beverages in the grocery store.
One heart. Hundreds of heart-healthy options.
You said like to know how Heart-Check food certification can help you eat healthier.
One way the Heart-Check mark can help you eat healthier is helping you easily identify healthy foods in the grocery store that can be part of an overall healthy eating pattern.
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Looking for Heart-Check certified foods can help them eat healthier.
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It’s easy. Just look for the AHA Heart-Check Mark.
How the Heart-Check Food Certification Program Works
It’s easy. Just look for the American Heart Association Heart-Check Shield on the food or beverage package when shopping. But not all heart-healthy claims you see are from the American Heart Association; look for the AHA name to be sure.
How a Food Becomes Heart-Check Certified
When you see the Heart-Check mark on a foods and beverages, you know it has been put through a robust certification process. The Heart-Check program complies with 10 different health claims in 13 different food categories. Here are the four steps for a food to become Heart-Check certified, and the list of Heart-Check food categories and health claims.
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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.