Adopting a Heart Healthy Diet for Today’s Consumer
Presented by Kate Schultz, MBA, MS, RD, Senior Dietitian at Nestlé and Cheryl Toner, MS, RDN, National Nutrition Portfolio Lead for the American Heart Association
Cardiovascular health is fueled by healthful dietary patterns throughout the life cycle. “Heart-healthy” eating extends protection beyond the heart, and the mind, heart, and body are interrelated and interdependent. Unfortunately, socioeconomic factors and structural racism are barriers to accessing nourishing, affordable, and culturally appropriate foods and create deep disparities in both physical and psychological health outcomes. This session presents the American Heart Association’s 2021 Dietary Guidance to Improve Cardiovascular Health and a comprehensive approach to better health and well-being that focuses on advancing health equity through national and local action, cross-sector collaboration, and consumer empowerment.