Criteria for Heart Healthy Food
SUSAN A. NITZKE
nitzke at plantpath.wisc.edu
Tue Jul 2 09:22:03 PDT 1996
Dear Amy Jesaitis and PHNUTR group:
This question is not easily answered, since it's the total diet
rather than individual foods that are "heart healthy." If you're too
strict about fat as the determining factor in heart health, marshmallows
will be "good" and avocados "bad."
The 5-a-Day campaign has a set of criteria for food products and
recipes that are allowed to bear the 5-a-day logo. That would be
my best recommendation of where to start if you're sure you want
to deal with individual foods.
Susan Nitzke, UW-Madison/Extension 7-2-96
This is in respose to the question:
Date: Tue, 2 Jul 96 09:41:09 EDT
Reply-to: phnutr-l at u.washington.edu
From: atj01 at health.state.ny.us
To: "Public Health Nutrition Discussion and Information Group" <phnutr-l at u.washington.edu>
Subject: Criteria for Heart Healthy Food
X-To: <phnutr-l at u.washington.edu>
Hello. We are funding programs to promote worksite wellness. One of their
objectives is to increase the number of heart healthful food options in
worksite cafeterias and vending machines. We would like to provide the
programs with criteria/simple guidelines for "heart healthy" foods. Does
anyone have criteria/guidelines for cafeteria staff to follow or a list of
typical vending machine items that fall into this category?
Thanks for your assistance.
*Amy Jesaitis * atj01 at health.state.ny.us*
*Bureau of Health Risk Reduction * *
*New York State Department of Health * voice: 518-474-6683 *
*523 Corning Tower, Albany, NY 12237 * fax: 518-486-6095 *
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