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Popular restaurants cut calories and add fruit, but leave the fat and sodium

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Popular restaurants have been cutting calories in children’s meals and offering some healthier side dishes, according to a study that appears in the April issue of the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior.

But fat and sodium levels are still way too high.

Researchers looked at online nutrition […]

April 7th, 2016|Categories: Children, Health, Healthy Living, Sodium|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Popular restaurants cut calories and add fruit, but leave the fat and sodium

New York menu sodium warnings temporarily halted by judge

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

A New York appellate judge has temporarily stopped New York City from enforcing a new rule requiring chain restaurants from posting warnings about menu items high in sodium.

Judge David Freedman’s injunction was an eleventh-hour victory for the National Restaurant Association, a trade group that sued […]

NYC health board did not exceed authority with sodium rule, judge says

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

The New York City health board did not exceed its authority in adopting a rule to require certain restaurants to post a high-sodium warning label on menus, said a court order released Friday by the New York Supreme Court judge who this week upheld the […]

February 26th, 2016|Categories: Sodium||Comments Off on NYC health board did not exceed authority with sodium rule, judge says

Sodium ruling continues to allow New York City to require warning labels on menu items

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

A New York Supreme Court ruling on Wednesday allows New York City to continue to require certain chain restaurants to place high-sodium warning labels on select menu items, according to the city’s health department.

The city’s rule, which went into effect Dec. 1, requires restaurants with more […]

February 24th, 2016|Categories: Health, Prevention, Sodium|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Sodium ruling continues to allow New York City to require warning labels on menu items

Study fuels polarized debate on salt consumption

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

A study released this week is fueling the polarized debate on sodium consumption and health outcomes and is already being used as fodder in the New York City court fight over high-sodium menu warning icons.

The research, published in the International Journal of Epidemiology online Wednesday, […]

Federal guidelines recommend healthy eating patterns to prevent chronic diseases

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

New federal dietary guidelines announced on Thursday for the first time recommend Americans eat far less sugar and focus on a day-to-day pattern of eating a variety of nutritious, balanced foods.

Citing the fact that most Americans consume too much saturated fat, sodium and added sugar, […]

January 7th, 2016|Categories: Healthy Living, Obesity, Prevention, Sodium, Sugar||7 Comments

CDC: Sodium intake remains high among most Americans

BY AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Most Americans continue to consume too much sodium despite dietary guidelines or existing health conditions, according to a report released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

About nine in 10 U.S. adults and children eat more than the daily recommended amount of sodium, […]

January 7th, 2016|Categories: Health, Healthy Living, Sodium|Tags: , |1 Comment

Lawsuit hopes to block sodium menu warnings in New York City

BY AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

The National Restaurant Association plans to file a lawsuit this week to try and block a New York City regulation requiring high-sodium warnings on some restaurant menu items.

The labels kicked off a new era in nutritional warnings on Tuesday and are believed to be the […]

New York City to require sodium warnings on some chain restaurant menus

BY AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

New York City begins a new era in nutritional warnings on Tuesday by requiring many chain restaurants to post a warning label on menu items that have high sodium content.

The rule – believed to be the first of its kind in the country – requires […]

November 30th, 2015|Categories: Health, Healthy Living, Heart Disease, High Blood Pressure, Prevention, Sodium|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on New York City to require sodium warnings on some chain restaurant menus

Healthy portions can be loving way to approach the holidays

BY AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

With Thanksgiving approaching, it’s time to start looking at heart-healthy approaches to the holiday’s dinner.

Penny Kris-Etherton, Ph.D., R.D., a nutrition professor at Penn State University and volunteer for the American Heart Association’s Nutrition Committee, said the first tip she would give is to “think health.” […]