Shopping Smarter for Your Heart Health

For the first time in generations, kids are not expected to have longer life spans than their parents. A big reason for this trend is obesity, which is caused by widespread poor eating habits and sedentary lifestyles. This video from the American Heart Association offers some tips for improving diets in childhood by promoting healthy habits of eating fruits and vegetables.

The video suggests that parents should go on the offensive when it comes to serving fresh fruits and vegetables. In other words, these shouldn’t be optional add-ons for each meal; they should be the primary ingredients of every meal. If you still have a hard time convincing your child to eat right, try growing a garden with your kids so they are excited to try the fruits of their labor.

If you are concerned about your heart health or your child’s nutrition, West Hills Hospital is here to offer you support, guidance, and preventive screenings. You can find a physician affiliated with our hospital on our website or by calling our healthcare referral line at (818) 676-4000. 

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