California enacts bill for healthier beverages in restaurant kids’ meals, NYC should follow

DALLAS, September 20, 2018 — American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown issued the following comments on California Senate Bill 1192, the California Healthy by Default Kids Meals Beverages bill: “California has made history today by becoming the first state to ensure that water or milk comes standard for kids’ meals at all restaurants. The American Heart Association applauds California’s leaders for making it easier [...]

By |September 21st, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Brooklyn’s Go Red ‘Real Woman’ Invites You to 2018 Brooklyn Heart Walk this Weekend

Jen Hyde is a Brooklyn resident and was named a Go Red For Women 2017 - 2018 Real Women. The American Heart Association’s 2018 Brooklyn Heart Walk will take place this coming weekend. On Sunday, Brooklynites will come together to raise money for heart health research and honor survivors of heart disease. We’ll raise awareness that it’s the [...]

By |September 14th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|1 Comment

Back to Healthy Basics for Back to School Lunch

School bus. Central Park. New York City With summer coming to a close, it’s time for the first day of school and planning back-to-school shopping ‘must-haves.’ After all of the new clothes and classroom supplies have been purchased, one of the last items parents shop for are groceries. This school year, the American Heart Association (AHA) is encouraging parents to make  [...]

By |September 5th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Letter to the Editor: Just common sense: the drinks offered with kids’ meals should be healthy

The New York Post headline is not reflective of what the proposed legislation intends to achieve. This bill supports parents’ efforts to give their kids a healthier future. By Annabelle Jimenez On Thursday, August 23, the New York Post published an article with the misleading headline, “City Council wants to ban soda from fast-food kids’ meals.” This headline [...]

By |August 29th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|1 Comment

AHA Applauds Speaker Johnson’s Support of Healthy Kids’ Meals in NYC

For immediate release New York, NY August 23, 2018 — The American Heart Association supports New York City Council Speaker Corey Johnson’s decision to advance the NYC Healthy Kids Meals Bill (Int. 1064). The bill, which was introduced on August 8, is designed to promote healthy drinks for kids by making water, milk and 100% fruit juice the default beverage [...]

By |August 23rd, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|1 Comment

New York City Council Should Pass Bill to Promote Health on the Children’s Menu

Last week, Council Member Ben Kallos introduced a bill in the New York City Council that would make healthier beverages the default option for kids’ meals in New York City restaurants.  New York City has long been the national leader when it comes to protecting public health in restaurants, from posting restaurant grades to eliminating trans-fat and displaying calorie information [...]

By |August 15th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

American Heart Association Supports New Council Bill Addressing Kids Meals

Proposed legislation aims to reduce sugary drink consumption among NYC youth New York, NY August 8, 2018 — This afternoon, the New York City Council introduced new legislation (Int. 1064) that ensures that water, milk, 100 percent fruit juice and flavored water without added sweeteners are the preferred options for all restaurant kids’ meals offered in New York City. The [...]

By |August 8th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|2 Comments

Brooklyn Heart Walk 2018 Coming to Coney Island

New York, NY, August 1, 2018 — The annual Brooklyn Heart Walk will take place on Sunday, September 16, 2018 at MCU Park in Coney Island. More than 1,000 walkers are expected to participate in the Heart Healthy walk and family fun day at   through MCU Park -- home of the Brooklyn Cyclones -- and the world-famous boardwalk. The American [...]

By |August 1st, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Limit low-calorie sodas and drinks, and stick to water instead, researchers advise

By American Heart Association News People are drinking fewer diet drinks these days, and a panel of health experts agrees that’s a good idea. In NYC, There was a steady decline in sugary drinkconsumption among adults between 2007 and 2013;however, between 2013 and 2015, the prevalencestagnated (24% in 2015). A science advisory from the American Heart Association published [...]

By |July 30th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|1 Comment

World Trade Center response crews may face higher heart attack, stroke risk

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may increase the long-term risk for stroke and heart attack in blue-collar clean-up crews who worked in the aftermath of The World Trade Center plane attack on September 11, 2001, according to new research in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, an American Heart Association journal. Study Highlights Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may increase the risk for [...]

By |July 11th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments