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:

Social Media Messages

Healthy fruits and vegetables.

Join us in encouraging healthier eating all year long!

February 2019: American Heart Month (#HeartMonth)

March 2019: National Nutrition Month® (#NationalNutritionMonth)

May 2019: High Blood Pressure Education Month, National Stroke Awareness Month (#StrokeMonth)

September 2019: National Cholesterol Education Month (#CholesterolEducationMonth)

Facebook/LinkedIn/Instagram/Pinterest

  • 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
  • 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://1.usa.gov/1RkoWZRExternal
  • 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
  • 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
  • From savory appetizers to hearty mains, find your recipe inspiration for nutritious AND delicious cooking at Million Hearts [tag]. http://bit.ly/2gvt84JExternal
  • 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

Twitter

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 @nih_nhlbi
  • From appetizers to mains, find your #recipe inspiration for nutritious AND delicious cooking at @MillionHeartsUS. http://bit.ly/2gvt84JExternal

Shareable Graphics

Download and share these healthy eating and sodium reduction graphics on your social media pages.

Social Media Cards

A heart-healthy recipe that will surely shine: Brussels sprouts with mushroom sauce and thyme. High in vitamin C; vegetarian friendly; Low in sodium.

Fuel your heart. Fill your plate with more fruits and vegetables. Learn more at cdc.gov.

Swap out salt. Shake things up with herbs and spices. Learn more at cdc.gov/salt

This recipe isn't just for the pros: Oven-baked sweet potatoes. Low in sodium, high in vitamin A, heart-healthy.

Need a healthy snack? Replace chips and dips with cherries and berries.

Sodium's favorite hiding spot? Processed and restaurant foods.

Sodium: tracking down the salt in food with Professor Saul T. Too much sodium increases your risk for high blood pressure, and high blood pressure is the leading cause of heart attack and stroke. By taking the right steps to reduce your sodium intake, your blood pressure can begin decreasing within weeks. Adults should aim for 1,500mg a day; others for 2,300mg. www.cdc.gov/salt/

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