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February 2014 • #69
A Note from the Medical Editor

What's the best way to share the love this Valentine's Day? A healthy heart. Since heart disease develops over the course of a lifetime and often begins in childhood, it’s important that children learn to eat a heart-healthy diet early in life.

You know your family better than anyone, so use that knowledge and get creative in how you can work heart-healthy habits into your family’s life and daily schedule.

Happy Valentine’s Day!
~Jennifer Shu, MD, FAAP
Medical Editor,

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