Boar's Head® Offers Heart-Healthy Deli Meat Solutions for National Nutrition Month

– Sarasota, Fl

March is National Nutrition Month. During March and throughout the year, Boar's Head encourages Americans to make smart food choices and not to compromise when it comes to living a healthier lifestyle. Heart diseases and stroke are the nation's leading causes of death, taking the lives of an estimated 813,000 Americans each year*.

Diet and nutrition, along with exercise, play a key role in the prevention of heart disease. Boar's Head has a longstanding commitment to producing high quality foods and offers dozens of heart-healthy deli meats certified by the American Heart Association to meet criteria for saturated fat and cholesterol. These products bear the American Heart Association's distinctive heart-check mark on the front label and can be found in the service deli of select supermarkets, gourmet stores and fine delicatessens nationwide.

"At Boar's Head, we have always been committed to providing families with healthy, nutritious eating choices that don't compromise on flavor," said RuthAnn LaMore, director of communications at Boar's Head. "That's why we participate in the American Heart Association's Food Certification Program, in addition to offering a complete line of lower sodium deli meats and cheeses**. In fact, Boar's Head has more deli meats certified by the American Heart Association than many other brands in our category."

Earlier this year, Boar's Head developed a "Compromise elsewhere" campaign that encourages making smart food choices, further reinforcing the company's dedication to providing quality options for consumers. For more information about Boar's Head products and for recipes and tips, visit boarshead.com or facebook.com/boarshead.

About Boar's Head

Founded in 1905, Boar's Head has upheld a commitment to unwavering standards for quality for over a century, refusing to take shortcuts that compromise the integrity of its products for the sake of convenience or economy. What started with just a few products has grown to over 500, ranging from premium delicatessen meats, cheeses and condiments to an array of Italian and Old World Delicacies and foodservice items. All Boar's Head Brand meats, cheeses and condiments contain no fillers, by-products, artificial colors or flavors, gluten or trans fat. For more information, visit boarshead.com or facebook.com/boarshead.

About the Heart-Check Mark

The American Heart Association established the heart-check mark in 1995 to give consumers an easy, reliable system for identifying heart-healthy foods as a first step in building a sensible eating plan. Approximately 800 products that bear the heart-check mark have been screened and verified by the association to meet criteria for saturated fat and cholesterol. To learn more about the heart-check mark, and to see a complete list of certified products and participating companies, visit heartcheckmark.org.

*Deaths: Final data for 2007; National Vital Statistics Reports. 2010; 58(19). Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics. **Lower sodium claims are substantiated by USDA and FDA tested sodium levels contained in comparable product lines