Putting a stop to too much salt: A Twitter chat with @PARENTandCHILD

Guest Blogger  //  Sep 16, 2014

Putting a stop to too much salt: A Twitter chat with @PARENTandCHILD

Our kids are eating too much salt. In fact, most children are consuming more than twice the American Heart Association’s daily recommendation. And it gets worse: Too much sodium increases the chance of high blood pressure. That’s why Scholastic Parent & Child is excited to team up with the American Heart Association to host a Twitter chat geared toward helping you identify the worst offenders of sneaky sodium. Plus, we’ll be giving tips for making food taste delicious without adding a ton of salt. This event is part of the AHA’s EmpowerMEnt Challenge, a fun, month-long event that encourages families to take charge of their health by tackling a different goal each week in honor of National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month. 

We hope to see you there! 

When: September 17, 2014, from 12-1pm CST (1-2pm EST)  

How: Follow @PARENTandCHILD and use #LifeisWhy to follow and join the conversation. 

Participants: Dr. Tara Narula, Clinical Cardiology Director for the North Shore LIJ Lenox Hill Hospital, and the American Heart Association (@American_Heart

Visit www.heart.org/healthierkids for program information, tools and resources. To help keep you on track and accountable during the challenge, you can share your family’s progress on the new Life is Why Facebook group.