NH Knitters Wanted for Little Hats, Big Hearts Program

The American Heart Association | American Stroke Association is calling all knitters to participate in the Little Hats, Big Hearts program, which donates red caps to area hospitals during the month of February. This initiative provides approximately 1,000 newborns with a handmade, red infant cap during American Heart Month. “Little Hats, Big Hearts” celebrates heart [...]

By |November 13th, 2017|Children's Health, Kids|0 Comments

Raising the sales age of tobacco in NH

The American Heart Association and other partners in the fight to end tobacco use are working on legislation in New Hampshire to raise the legal sales age for tobacco from 18 to 21 years.  This is an emerging policy tool for advocates to reduce youth initiation of tobacco. Maine passed a statewide law this year, [...]

By |November 8th, 2017|Kids, Smoking|0 Comments

NH Stroke Collaborative Receives ASA Community Conscience Award

The New Hampshire Stroke Collaborative received the American Stroke Association’s 2017 Community Conscience Award at the 12th annual Summit of the NorthEast Cerebrovascular Consortium (NECC). The Community Conscience Award is presented annually to an individual or group that has been an advocate for policy change supported by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association to improve [...]

By |October 25th, 2017|Stroke|0 Comments

American Heart Association & Hannaford Encourage Healthy Eating Even During the Holidays

Healthy over the holidays? Yes, it’s possible and more important than ever during this indulgent season. Join the American Heart Association and Hannaford Supermarkets in celebrating Eat Smart Day on Nov. 1 and Eat Smart Month the rest of November as first steps in winning the winter months and being Healthy For Good™. Many people [...]

By |October 23rd, 2017|Heart Health|0 Comments

The Children’s Fund of the Upper Valley CPR Anytime Kit Donation

Pictured from left: Becca Boudreau, Hanover Street PE teacher and Jump Rope & Hoops for Heart Coordinator; Jennifer Williams, Executive Director of The Children's Fund of the Upper Valley; Les Lawrence, Lebanon High School PE & Health teacher. As part of their Go Red For Women Luncheon sponsorship, The Children's Fund of the [...]

By |October 9th, 2017|CPR, Go Red For Women, Hands-Only CPR, Kids|0 Comments

NH Companies Achieve Recognition for Workplace Health

The 2017 results of the American Heart Association Workplace Health Achievement Index were recently announced. In New Hampshire, three companies were recognized for taking significant steps to build a culture of health in the workplace. The American Heart Association, the world’s leading voluntary organization dedicated to building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke, [...]

By |September 15th, 2017|Heart Health, Workplace Wellness|0 Comments

Healthy, Active Kids Perform Better in School

It is a fact that children who eat healthy foods and are physically active do better in schools.  They are more focused, ready to learn and get better grades. New Hampshire schools are working to establish well-written Local Wellness Policies to include steps to encourage students learn about nutrition, regular physical activity, quality physical education, [...]

By |September 14th, 2017|Children's Health, Kids|0 Comments

Kids Are Sweet Enough-Removing Sugary Drinks from Kids’ Meals

Summer is winding down and kids are heading back to school soon. This means things can get even more hectic with homework, after school sports and more. With our busy lifestyles, families are eating out more often, sometimes at fast food restaurants where the choices aren’t always the most nutritious. Convenience and getting a quick [...]

By |August 17th, 2017|Children's Health, Kids, Sugary Drinks|0 Comments

Jeremy Woodward Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary of Open-Heart Surgery

Two weeks ago, Jeremy Woodward visited Tufts Medical Center in Boston with his wife and their three daughters. Ten years earlier, on August 4, 2007, Woodward was at that same hospital not knowing if he was ever going to leave. “The last time my wife, Brook, and I walked into this hospital, it was under very [...]

By |August 15th, 2017|Heart Health|0 Comments

Pack healthy back to school lunches

It’s almost time for back-to-school! Packing the kids’ lunches for school means you have control over which foods they are eating. Parents can manage nutritious meals even when the kids are at school. According to the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, founded with the American Heart Association, American kids consume 35-50 percent of their daily [...]

By |August 14th, 2017|Children's Health, Nutrition|0 Comments