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How to Prevent Future Heart Issues in Children With a Lower Sodium Diet

How to Prevent Future Heart Issues in Children With a Lower Sodium Diet

Nearly 90% of U.S. children consume too much sodium, putting them at greater risk for high blood pressure, heart disease and even stroke later in life. Seattle Children’s Executive Chef, Ryan Garcia, works in Seattle Children’s new facility, Forest Kitchen, promoting healthy eating habits among children and families. The goal is to eliminate processed foods, nourishing patients and families with only fresh, high-quality foods to meet national sodium recommendations. In honor of American Heart Month, Chef Garcia prepares an Asian Noodle Salad to promote healthy eating and lessen sodium in your children’s diet.

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