Welcome to The Healthy Heart Center blog!


September 21, 2012 by thehealthyheartcenter

We would like to hear from you!  Which topics would you like The Healthy Heart Center team to discuss?  What questions do you have regarding your child’s nutrition needs?  Are you concerned about their food choices or eating behaviors?  Leave us a comment and as we’re beginning our new blog, we’ll be sure to cover these topics!

~The Healthy Heart Team



4 thoughts on “Welcome to The Healthy Heart Center blog!

  1. Allison Marr Casey says:

    I have a question about the bread I feed my children. How do white breads that are labeled “whole grain white” or “smart white” compare to whole wheat bread? My kids are much happier eating the white breads, but I wonder if they are as healthy as the whole wheat.

    • Great question – breads, grains, cereals… all of them can be quite confusing and this creates a lot of frustration. A few points:

      1. 100% whole wheat contains the bran, germ, and endosperm – which is what makes it so nutritious!
      2. Whole grain white is a strain of wheat which has a milder taste, but surprisingly a similar nutrition profile
      3. 100% whole grain white bread has 1 gram of fiber, iron, and calcium and about 100 calories per slice


      Look for whole wheat or whole white as the first ingredient on the label.
      Try out Ezekial Cinnamon Raisin Sprouted Grain with a tbsp of peanut butter or jam – this brand tastes delicious, has 2 grams of fiber, and only 80 calories.

  2. Julianne Schager says:

    I think an interesting topic for parents would be the effects of MSG on children and how prevalent it is in the typical American diet.

  3. Julianne – excellent topic. We will cover this next week!

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