American Heart Association Applauds SUBWAY’s Commitment to Marketing Healthy Foods to Kids

January 23, 2014 Categories: Advisories & Comments

Dallas, Jan. 23, 2014 -- American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown issued the following comments on today’s announcement from First Lady Michelle Obama that SUBWAY has committed to promoting healthier choices for kids through a new marketing campaign and additional restaurant offerings.

“For almost 15 years, we have worked with SUBWAY to develop and provide healthier meals to adults and children. Today is another example of SUBWAY’s leadership and its commitment to kids’ health.  This represents a great step toward marketing only healthy foods and beverages as well as promoting fruits and vegetables to children.  We applaud SUBWAY for making this commitment, and we challenge other restaurants to follow SUBWAY’s lead in helping to create a healthier food environment for young Americans.”

In 2012, SUBWAY® restaurants became the first restaurant to have meals that meet the American Heart Association's Heart-Check Meal Certification Program nutritional criteria.

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