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, is one of the first steps to lowering the risk for heart disease and stroke.

Help DHDSP raise awareness by sharing these resources on your social media channels and with your colleagues.

Connect With Us

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Follow @CDCHeart_Stroke and
@MillionHeartsUS on Twitter to share our healthy eating tweets directly on your pages.

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Share healthy eating posts and resources directly from Million Hearts® on Facebook.

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Connect with other health care professionals and share the latest in cardiovascular health from the Million Hearts® LinkedIn page.

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Sign up for the Million Hearts® e-Updateexternal icon to stay up to date on all the latest Million Hearts® news and activities.

Spread the Word

Share the following social media messages with your followers.

Social Media Messages

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/2iPRnGMexternal 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. Learn more about how sodium can affect your health. http://bit.ly/2GB3ZRFexternal 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/2iPRnGMexternal icon

Eating too much #sodium increases your risk for high blood pressure, a leading risk factor for #HeartDisease and #stroke. Learn more about how sodium can affect your health. http://bit.ly/2GB3ZRFexternal 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

Raise Awareness

Observances
Observances Date Hashtag
American Heart Month February 2021 #HeartMonth
National Nutrition Month® March 2021 #NationalNutritionMonth
High Blood Pressure Education Month May 2021
National Stroke Awareness Month May 2021 #StrokeMonth
National Cholesterol Education Month September 2021 #CholesterolEducationMonth

Shareable Graphics

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

A heart-health recipe that will surely shine: brussels sprouts with mushroom sauce and thyme.

Fuel your heart; fill your plate with more fruits and vegetables.

Swap out salt. Shake things up with herbs and spices.

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.

Too much sodium increases your risk for high blood pressure, the leading cause of heart attack and stroke. Take the right steps to reduce your sodium and your blood pressure can begin decreasing in weeks. Adults should aim for 1,500mg a day; others for 2,300mg

Interactive Materials

Sodium Quiz

Sodium 101: Put Your Sodium Smarts to the Testexternal icon

Share this quiz with your audiences to test their sodium savviness and to help them learn ways to reduce sodium!

Calendar

Eat Smart, Move More! pdf icon[PDF – 934 KB]

This fillable calendar can help your patients reach their healthy eating and physical activity goals one day at a time.

Additional Resources