Ho, ho ho! When we think of Jolly Old St. Nick, we usually think of leaving butter-filled cookies under the tree Christmas Eve and then nibbling on candy from our stockings all day long on Christmas! All of these things are wonderful – but Santa and his wife, Mrs. Claus, want you to know that you can have fun and still be healthy this holiday season, too!
Because heart disease is the number one cause of death in America, Santa and Mrs. Claus want to spread the word about the role nutrition plays in a healthy heart:
It saddened Santa and me to learn that not only are 80 million Americans living with heart disease, but also that the number of heart attacks increases over the holidays,” says Mrs. Claus. “Santa and I want to set a better example when it comes to nutrition, so we’re making our grocery list and checking it twice to focus on heart healthy foods and dietary habits, and we’d like to invite families across the U.S. to join; from our hearts to yours.”