Healthy Heart Knowledge Test
Has someone in your family (mother, father, sister, or brother) had a heart attack, stroke, or bypass surgery?
Have you ever been told you have high cholesterol?
Have you ever been told you have high blood pressure?
(A reading over 135/85 is considered high.)
How well do the following words describe your personality?
(competitive, bossy, easily angered, or pressed for time)
Do you participate in any activities such as brisk walking, bicycling, swimming, or dancing for 15 - 20 minutes?


The New Food Pyramid

Healthy Foods for a Healthy Heart

Adults should be physically active for at least 30 minutes most days of the week, children for 60 minutes. Sixty to 90 minutes of daily physical activity may be needed to prevent weight gain or sustain weight loss.

Half of all grains consumed
should be whole grains.
6 OUNCES per day

Vary the types of vegetables you eat.
2.5 cups per day

Eat a variety of fruits. Go easy on juices.
2 cups per day

Most fat should be from fish, nuts and vegetable oils. Limit solid fats, such as butter, margarine, or lard.
Keep consumption of  saturated fats, trans fats and sodium low.
Choose foods low in added  sugar.

Eat low-fat or fat—free dairy products.
3 cups per day.

Eat lean cuts, seafood and
beans. Avoid frying.
5.5 ounces per day.