Family at Heart

It's never too early or too late to have your family's health at heart.

Heart disease is one disease where risk factors such as excess body weight and high cholesterol can start developing in childhood. FamilyatHeart.org is devoted to providing useful information for your family's well-being, particularly related to heart-healthy nutrition for the whole family.

Since many children, by age two, already have one or more risk factors for heart disease, including high cholesterol, excess body fat and low physical activity levels, it's more important than ever to improve your family's heart health.

How to Reduce Your Family's Cholesterol

Diet can affect your family's cholesterol levels. Try to start choosing heart-healthy foods more often.

Reduce the Risk of Heart Disease

Your child may be
developing risk factors for
heart disease that may
not show up until later
in life.
Take Action

Recent Heart Disease Research in Children

Compelling research
shows that heart
disease can begin to
develop very early
in life.

Healthy Heart Recipes
and Meal Planning

Eating heart healthy meals
doesn't mean giving up on taste.
You can make "health" a special ingredient in your recipes.