aha-artWhen you see the Heart-Check Certification mark on Sara Lee® deli packaging, you’ll instantly know the item has been certified to meet the American Heart Association’s guidelines for heart-healthy food as part of an overall sensible eating pattern. Currently, Sara Lee® offers 45 AHA-certified deli items.

  • To be certified by the American Heart Association, Sara Lee® items meet the following specific nutritional levels:
  • 480mg or less of sodium per RACC* and 100g
  • Less than 2g saturated fat per RACC* and 100g
  • Less than 5g fat per RACC* and 100 g
  • Less than 0.5mg trans fat per RACC* and label serving
  • Less than 95mg cholesterol per RACC* and 100g
  • 10% or more of DV of one of six nutrients per RACC* (protein, dietary fiber, iron, calcium, vitamin A, vitamin C)

*Reference Amount Customarily Consumed (RACC), which is a single serving as specified by the FDA for an individual food.

Please note that the Heart-Check Food Certification does not apply to recipes and/or information reached through links unless expressly stated.  For more information, see the AHA nutrition guidelines.

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