Boar’s Head Offers Dozens of Options to Encourage Healthier Lifestyles

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Supports American Heart Health Month with Better for You Choices including Boar’s Head Maple Glazed Honey Coat™ Turkey Breast

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By participating in the certification program, Boar’s Head reinforces its long-standing commitment to providing quality delicatessen foods for families made with unwavering standards and delicious flavor.

As the country observes American Heart Month, Boar’s Head Brand®, one of the nation’s leading providers of premium delicatessen foods, continues to raise awareness for cardiovascular disease prevention by helping Americans make heart-healthy choices. Boar’s Head offers more than 30 delicatessen meats that are certified heart healthy by the American Heart Association® Heart-Check Food Certification program.

Certified products display the red and white Heart-Check mark on the front label to help families quickly select heart healthy foods. By participating in the certification program, Boar’s Head reinforces its long-standing commitment to providing quality delicatessen foods for families made with unwavering standards and delicious flavor.

“During American Heart Month, we’re reminded of the serious impact heart disease has on families,” said Elizabeth Ward, director of communications for Boar’s Head Brand. “We’re dedicated to raising awareness about heart disease prevention–as a brand families can trust, we are proud to make heart-healthy foods easier to find with the American Heart Association® Heart-Check mark on the labels of our certified products.”

For those striving for a heart-healthy lifestyle, Boar’s Head shares a few steps to take while packing a lunch that loves you back:

Look for the Heart-Check Mark: The American Heart Association® helps identify products that complement sensible diets. Through the organization’s Heart-Check Food Certification program*, families can quickly select foods that meet their nutritional requirements. Try products like Boar’s Head Maple Glazed Honey Coat™ Turkey Breast in delicious sandwiches, entrees and more. (Link to product: http://boarshead.com/products/detail/270-maple-glazed-honey-coat-cured-turkey-breast).

Move for a Half Hour for Long Lasting Results: The American Heart Association® recommends that all healthy adults should get at least 150 minutes of moderate physical activity or 75 minutes of vigorous physical activity each week. One way to reach this goal is walking briskly for at least 30 minutes on five days of the week. To reach fitness goals, set small, achievable tasks that will create a routine and ultimately make physical activity an enduring lifestyle change.

Watch Saturated and Trans Fats: One way to keep Low Density Lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, also known as “bad cholesterol”, levels in check is to reduce intake of saturated fat and trans fat. Boar’s Head meats that are certified by the American Heart Association® Heart-Check program contain no trans fat** and less than 2 grams of saturated fat per serving and per 100 grams of product. Learn more about Boar’s Head American Heart Association® Heart-Check Certified Products online: http://boarshead.com/health-wellness/certifications/aha.

Available at select supermarkets, gourmet stores and fine delicatessens nationwide, Boar’s Head meats, cheeses and condiments are made with only the finest quality ingredients and contain no fillers, by-products, artificial flavors or colors, gluten or trans fat.

About Boar’s Head Brand
Founded in 1905, Boar's Head Brand has upheld a commitment to unwavering standards for quality for 110 years, refusing to take shortcuts that compromise the integrity of its products for the sake of convenience or economy. What started with just a few products has grown to over 500, ranging from premium delicatessen meats, cheeses and condiments to an array of Italian and Old World specialties, hummus and foodservice items. All Boar's Head meats, cheeses, spreads and condiments contain no fillers, by-products, artificial colors or flavors, gluten or trans fat. For more information, visit http://www.boarshead.com or http://www.facebook.com/boarshead.

*Please note that the Heart-Check Food Certification does not apply to information reached through links unless expressly stated. For more information, see the AHA nutrition guidelines at: http://heartcheckmark.org/guidelines.

**Contains no trans fat from partially hydrogenated oils.

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