Healthy Eating Communications Kit
With the support of health professionals like you, DHDSP is better able to help the public learn about the importance of healthy eating and cutting down on sodium.
The social media messages and graphics below can help encourage your audiences to take small steps to build heart-healthy eating habits. Making healthier food choices, such as lowering sodium, and being physically active are the first steps to lowering risk for heart disease and stroke.
Help DHDSP spread awareness by sharing these resources on your social media pages and with your colleagues.
Join us in encouraging healthier eating all year long!
February 2020: American Heart Month (#HeartMonth)
March 2020: National Nutrition Month® (#NationalNutritionMonth)
May 2020: High Blood Pressure Education Month, National Stroke Awareness Month (#StrokeMonth)
September 2020: National Cholesterol Education Month (#CholesterolEducationMonth)
- Small food swaps can make your meals and snacks healthier. Look for opportunities throughout the day to add more fruits and vegetables to your plate. http://bit.ly/2t13cmPexternal icon
- Skip the salt; keep the flavor. Replace salt with flavorful spices and herbs like thyme, rosemary, and pepper. Find a new seasoning to try on this list, and then get cooking! http://bit.ly/38yHfesexternal icon
- Eating too much sodium increases your risk for high blood pressure, a leading risk factor for heart disease and stroke. Track down the salt in food with Professor Saul T. http://bit.ly/29ijo4Kexternal icon
- Healthy eating doesn’t have to be overwhelming. The DASH eating plan can help you create a flexible and balanced heart-healthy eating style with common foods available at the grocery store. Get started today! http://bit.ly/2x3JoP5external icon
- From savory appetizers to hearty mains, find your recipe inspiration for nutritious AND delicious cooking at Million Hearts [tag]. http://bit.ly/2gvt84Jexternal icon
- The salt shaker isn’t always to blame! Most of the sodium in our diets actually comes from packaged and restaurant foods. Get tips to reduce sodium at home and on the go. http://bit.ly/2JjgXSxexternal icon
- DYK the majority of #sodium in our diets actually comes from packaged and restaurant foods? Get tips from @CDCHeart_Stroke to reduce sodium at home and on the go. http://bit.ly/2JjgXSxexternal icon
- Small #food swaps can make your meals and snacks healthier. Look for ways throughout the day to add more #fruits and #vegetables to your plate. http://bit.ly/2t13cmPexternal icon
- Eating too much #sodium increases your risk for high blood pressure, a leading risk factor for #HeartDisease and #stroke. Track down the sodium in food with Professor Saul T. http://bit.ly/29ijo4Kexternal icon
- Some of the saltiest foods don’t even taste salty. Check out the top 10 sources of #sodium in your #diet—and see what you can swap! http://bit.ly/2ccVH3aexternal icon
- The DASH eating plan can help you create a flexible and balanced #HeartHealthy eating style with common foods available at the grocery store. Get started today. http://bit.ly/2x3JoP5external icon @nih_nhlbi
- From appetizers to mains, find your #recipe inspiration for nutritious AND delicious cooking at @MillionHeartsUS. http://bit.ly/2gvt84Jexternal icon
- Recipes for a Heart-Healthy Lifestyleexternal icon
Share these affordable, delicious recipes and helpful healthy eating resources.
- DASH Eating Planexternal icon
This flexible and balanced eating plan from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute can help your audiences create a heart-healthy eating style for life.
- Healthy Eating for a Healthy Weight
Find tips for building a healthy eating plan that helps maintain a healthy weight.
- Healthy Eating Styleexternal icon
Encourage your audiences to start with small changes—there is more than one way to eat healthfully!
For Health Professionals
- Sodium Reduction: Policy Evidence Assessment Report (PEAR)
Access the PEAR that offers decision makers real-world, evidence-informed options for supporting sodium reduction.
- Sodium Reduction in Communities Program (SRCP) Success Stories
These SRCP grantees worked with local schools, hospitals, worksites, and meal programs to lower sodium intake in their communities.
- Strategies to Align Settings with the 2015–2020 Dietary Guidelinesexternal icon
Get strategies to help audiences make healthier food and beverage choices in a variety of settings, including home, work, and play.
- CDC Sodium Reduction Initiative
Learn how CDC is working with national, state, and local partners to gradually reduce sodium consumption, increase blood pressure control, and improve nutrition in the United States.
- Sodium Reduction: Assessment to Actionexternal icon
Use these online tools to help food service providers take action on sodium reduction policies and practices in their own food service setting.
- Health Educator’s Nutrition Toolkitexternal icon
This toolkit from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is designed to help health care and nutrition professionals teach consumers about the Nutrition Facts label.