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.

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Follow @CDCHeart_Stroke and
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Social Media Messages

Healthy fruits and vegetables.

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)

Facebook/LinkedIn

  • 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

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 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

Shareable Graphics

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

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/

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

For Consumers

For Health Professionals