Changing for a Healthy Heart - U of I Extension

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Changing for a Healthy Heart

This article was originally published on January 5, 2018 and expired on February 2, 2018. It is provided here for archival purposes and may contain dated information.

According to new guidelines from the American Heart Association and College of Cardiology released in November, about 103 million or 46 percent of all Americans are now considered to have high blood pressure. The condition, if untreated, can damage and weaken your arteries. In addition, high cholesterol can put you at risk for heart disease or stroke. Both of these conditions can be improved with lifestyle and diet changes.

In an effort to help you become more heart healthy, University of Illinois Extension is offering Meals for a Healthy Heart, a two-part series during American Heart Month to help you learn how diet and lifestyle changes can help manage or reduce your risk of high blood pressure and/or cholesterol. We will discuss how to incorporate heart-healthy practices into your daily choices, from shopping to cooking to meal planning.

Meals for a Healthy Heart will be held February 13 and 15 from 10-11am at the Piatt County Extension Office located at 210 S. Market Street in Monticello. Recipe samples will be provided at both sessions. There is a small program fee to cover the cost of materials. Advance registration by February 9 is required by visiting or by calling 217.762.2191.
For additional information regarding Meals for a Healthy Heart or our Nutrition & Wellness program, contact Caitlin Huth at or call 217.762.2191.

University of Illinois Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment. If you need reasonable accommodation to participate in this program, please call 217.762.2191.

Pull date: February 2, 2018