American Heart Association

Heart-Check Foods

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One Heart. Hundreds of Heart-Healthy Options.

The Heart-Check mark makes it easy to spot heart-healthy foods in the grocery store or when dining out.

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A Small Check That Can Make a Big Difference

We all know the feeling of standing in a grocery store aisle, feeling frustrated and overwhelmed by all the choices available. Here at the American Heart Association, we take the health and wellness of all Americans to heart. That’s why, more than 20 years ago, we established the Heart-Check mark.

How a Food Becomes Heart-Check Certified

When you see the Heart-Check mark on a food product, you know it has been put through a robust certification process. The Heart-Check program complies with five coronary heart disease health claims in six food categories. Here are the four steps for a food to become Heart-Check certified, and the list of Heart-Check food categories and health claims.

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Check for the Heart-Check Mark

The Heart-Check mark is a simple tool to help you Eat Smart. When you see it, you can be confident that a product aligns with the American Heart Association’s recommendations for an overall healthy eating pattern.

1000+ products carry the Heart-Check mark. Look for the Heart-Check wherever you shop – it’s in almost every aisle!

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Heart-Check Certified Recipes

Today one out of three shoppers say they use the Heart-Check mark to find healthier options in the grocery store. Now, the Heart-Check mark is also helping health-conscious Americans find heart-healthy recipes they can make at home. Certified recipes have been evaluated by one of the most trusted health organizations to meet specific nutritional requirements.

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Featured Heart-Check Certified Recipes

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