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Natural Awakenings South Central Pennsylvania

Heart-Healthy Diet Webinar

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Those interested in learning about heart health to prevent or manage cardiovascular disease may attend a free Penn State Extension online webinar for nutrition professionals, Exploring the DASH Diet to Lower Your Blood Pressure, from noon to 1 p.m., February 2. Registered dietitians and dietetic technicians can earn one credit of continuing professional education units. The heart-healthy Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) eating plan is balanced, flavorful and flexible and requires no special foods.


The plan recommends eating vegetables, fruits and whole grains; choosing fat-free or low-fat dairy products, fish, poultry, beans, nuts and vegetable oils; cutting back on foods that are high in saturated fats such as red meats, full-fat dairy products and tropical oils, including coconut, palm kernel and palm oils; choosing foods that are lower in sodium; and limiting sweets and sugar-sweetened beverages.


Admission is free when participants register at, and they will receive access to the webinar recording.