Dell & Schaefer is a proud sponsor of the 2015 American Heart Association Heart Ball. This social event celebrates the American Heart Association’s mission to build healthier lives free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. All donations enable the American Heart Association to fund groundbreaking research, develop guidelines to improve patient care and help people lower their risk factors for heart disease and stroke.
As long as heart disease continues to be the nation’s No. 1 cause of death, the importance of The American Heart Association will only grow. That is why the American Heart Association began the Heart-Check Food Certification Program. The program is designed to help consumers make informed choices about the foods they purchase. The nutrition requirements are food-based and intended for healthy people over age two. The Heart-Check mark, the front-of-package icon of the American Heart Association’s Food Certification Program, has been helping shoppers select healthier foods since 1995. The Heart-Check Mark is a useful tool for consumers constructing a healthier diet. American Heart Association Heart-Check Food Certification program criteria are based on sound science regarding healthy dietary recommendations, food categories, specific product ingredients and nutrient values, and are consistent with relevant government regulatory standards for making coronary heart disease claims. The Heart-Check mark is the health icon most trusted by consumers to identify foods that are consistent with a heart-healthy diet, according to consumer market research.
People who report eating foods that meet the American Heart Association’s Heart-Check Food Certification Program nutrition requirements are more likely to eat healthier and have fewer heart disease risk factors, according to a recent study*.
Look for the Heart-Check mark to find products in the grocery store that can help you make smarter choices about the foods you eat.
*The study, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition