Aramark Serves Up 14 Percent Reduction in Sodium Through Healthy Menu Innovation as New American Heart Association Hypertension Guidelines Emphasize Lifestyle Modifications

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Healthy for Life initiative on track to achieve 2020 goals impacting the health & well-being of millions of Americans

Aramark, the largest U.S. food service company serving two billion meals each year and the American Heart Association, the world’s leading voluntary organization dedicated to building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke, report significant strides in delivering healthier options across the menus served to millions in colleges and universities, hospital cafes and workplace locations.

Recently released blood pressure guidelines from the American Heart Association suggest that 46 percent of Americans will now be diagnosed with high blood pressure; sodium intake remains a key risk factor for developing high blood pressure.

Aramark and the Association report that in the second year of their collaboration they’ve achieved a 14 percent average reduction in sodium, a 15 percent reduction in saturated fat, an 11 percent reduction in calories plus significant increases in fruits, vegetables and whole grains on the menus.

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