Food System Strategy

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At the American Heart Association, we take systems change seriously. One in ten US households struggle to consistently have enough to eat. Many more have to choose less healthy options because they struggle to afford nutritious foods or simply don’t have access in their neighborhoods. Here are some of the ways AHA is working for a healthier food system, one of many strategies we employ to ensure nutrition security for all people and communities.

At the American Heart Association, we take systems change seriously.

Industry Nutrition Forum

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The Industry Nutrition Forum connects companies with AHA science and experts to accelerate efforts to make food more nourishing and healthier foods and beverages accessible to everyone.

Stepping Stones for Food System Transformation

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Stepping Stones for Food System Transformation is a collaborative, multi-sector approach to exploring, prioritizing and advancing action on food system barriers to health, equity and sustainability.

Heart-Check Food Certification Program

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The Heart-Check mark makes it easy to spot heart-healthy foods and beverages in the grocery store.

You can help us improve access to healthy nutrition for all.

The American Heart Association believes in the right to healthy food for all people to live their best lives. Nutrition security is our priority—for people to have equitable and stable availability, access, affordability, and utilization of foods and beverages that promote well-being and prevent and treat disease.

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Science Advisory on Food System Innovation

This science advisory describes innovations needed to create a healthier, sustainable food system and examines evidence for the associations between innovative approaches and health improvements.

Foodscape Innovation™ Summit

We convene Foodscape Innovation Summit with food system thought leaders in business, government, academia, and public health. Together, we seek common ground and explore ways to leverage resources towards win-win opportunities for people and planet.

Our Nutrition Impact

For nearly 100 years, we've been fighting heart disease and stroke, helping families and communities live happier, healthier and longer lives. When you support the American Heart Association, it's evident in communities like yours.

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