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.
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
|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|
Download and share these healthy eating and sodium reduction graphics on your social media pages.
- 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.
- MyPlate Toolsexternal icon
Encourage your audiences to use these tools from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to help make a healthy eating plan.
- 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.
- Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2020–2025 and Online Materialsexternal icon
Get tools to help audiences make healthier food and beverage choices in a variety of settings, including home, work, and play.
- CDC Sodium Reduction Efforts
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 Toolkit: Setting the Table for Healthy Eatingexternal 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.