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February is American Heart Month

Since 1963, the United States President has annually proclaimed February to be “American
Heart Month.” Cardiovascular diseases (including heart disease and stroke) are our nation’s
leading causes of death for both men and women.

Some risk factors of heart disease include:
• High blood pressure
• Obesity
• Diabetes
• High Cholesterol
• Tobacco use

Help reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke by:
• Improving your eating habits
• Managing your weight
• Getting daily physical activity
• Eliminating tobacco use

Family Resource Center Books and DVDs on Heart Health

My Amazing Body: A First Look at Health
and Fitness by Pat Thomas, 2002

Sesame Street: Elmo’s World - Food, Water
and Exercise (DVD) by Sesame Street,

School-age (5-9)

Eat Healthy Feel Great by William Sears &
Martha Sears, 2002

The Edible Pyramid by Loreen Leedy, 2007

Hear Your Heart by Paul Showers, 2001

The Heart: Our Circulatory System by
Seymour Simon, 2006

The Magic School Bus Has a Heart by Anne
Capeci, 2005

Mantenerse activo/ Being Active by Mari C.
Schuh, 2007

What’s Inside You? By Susan Meredith,

Preteen (10-12)

Fitness Para Niños by Simon Frost, 2004

Food and Nutrition by Tara Koellhoffer,

Scott Cole’s Get Fit America for Kids (DVD)
by Scott Cole, 2004
Squirt: the Most Interesting Book You'll
Ever Read About Blood by Trudee
Romanek, 2001

Teen (13-18)

Fueling the Teen Machine by Ellen Shanley
& Colleen Thompson, 2001

Toning for Teens by Joyce L. Vedral, 2002


My Heart vs. the Real World: Children
With Heart Disease, in Photographs and
Interviews by Max S. Gerber, 2008

The Heart of a Child: What Families Need to
Know about Heart Disorders in Children by
Catherine A. Neill, 2001

Mayo Clinic Wellness Solutions for Heart
Health (DVD), 2008

Parent's Guide to Children's Congenital
Heart Defects: What They Are, How to Treat
Them, How to Cope with Them by Gerri
Freid Kramer & Shari Maurer, 2001

Online Resources

General Information:

Information Related to Children:

Information for Latino/Hispanic Americans:

Information for African Americans:

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