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Middletown Transcript
  • School cafeterias Go Red to raise awareness for heart disease

  • Cafeterias in schools throughout the Appoquinimink School District began offering an assortment of red-colored fruits, vegetables and other foods on Feb. 7 in an effort to raise awareness about the importance of heart health for women.
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  • Cafeterias in schools throughout the Appoquinimink School District began offering an assortment of red-colored fruits, vegetables and other foods on Feb. 7 in an effort to raise awareness about the importance of heart health for women.
    School nutrition managers also wore red clothing in honor of the American Heart Association’s 11th-annual, national Go Red for Women campaign.
    Heart disease is the leading killer of women in the United States, claiming more lives than all forms of cancer combined, according to the American Heart Association.
    Since the Go Red campaign began in 2003, there has been a 21 percent decline in women dying from heart disease as more women become aware of the threat.
    To continue raising awareness about heart disease, school cafeterias in the district will be offering red foods as an a la carte item throughout February.

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