This was my favorite of the many valentines my kids brought home from school yesterday, and a great reminder that February is heart health month! Heart health a topic I already touched on earlier this month. My dad had a heart attack in 2006 (he recovered, thankfully!), and heart disease runs in my family.
Luckily, there is a lot you can do to prevent heart disease! Eating well is key, and oatmeal is a heart-healthy food – one that my kids happen to like, too! Drinking green smoothies (or “ice cream”) is another favorite way to get heart-friendly vegetables into my kids’ diets. We add pumpkin puree to our brownies and pancakes – and spinach to our lasagna. We are always looking for fun ways to get outdoors and spend time being active as a family – geocaching was our favorite new activity for 2012. What do you think we should try in 2013?
What are your favorite ways to promote heart healthy living? Are you going red for women’s heart health this month?
Do you want to learn more about what keeping your heart healthy and what Quaker Oats is doing to promote American Heart Month? Join the #QuakerHearts Twitter party (RSVP here), next Tuesday (2/19) from 8-9 PM EST. The party will be hosted by @ResourcefulMom and celebrity chef @FabioViviani. You can also follow Quaker oats on the Web, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Google+. Quaker is currently running an Epic Hot Breakfast sweepstakes. All you have to do is watch Quaker’s Epic Hot Breakfast video and then share it on Twitter and use hashtag #QuakerLove between February 14 through 28 – visit Quaker’s website for all the details about this promotion.
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