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Enter to win a $50,000 kitchen makeover!!!!!!! See details below!

We’re a pretty active family; we get out a lot, play together, participate in sports, and ride bikes, so I always consider us to be a healthy family as well. But although I think of us as healthy, I don’t think twice about our hearts, and I think this is fairly normal. As us moms sit around the park or are chatting together at school drop-off, we trade stories which inevitably come along with advice. . . “My daughter is acting up.” “I can’t get my son to try a new vegetable.” “How can I get my child to willingly do his homework?” (Ha! Will we ever find the answer to that one?) But one thing I’ve never heard ask is, “How can I keep my family’s hearts healthy?”

Why is that?

I thinkthat in this day and age when we worry about so much we take our hearts for granted. We don’t think about heart disease, probably because people tend to view it as something “old people” get, and may think children are too young to have unhealthy hearts. Unfortunately, that’s not the case. Heart disease is alive and real, especially when so many children sit inside, watch television and play video games. The majority of society is not outdoors—running in the grass, scooping up dirt and climbing in trees—all of which helps to keep our heart healthy.

So what’s one easy change in keeping our hearts healthy? Choosing our foods wisely; because although there are a wide variety of factors that affect heart disease, keeping your diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol helps to reduce the risk.

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Enter Campbell’s. We are huge Campbell’s fans. Take one look in our pantry and you’ll see can after can of Campbell’s soups with Tomato, New England Clam Chowder and Chicken Noodle being the top three favorites. The red and white can, along with a grilled cheese sandwich, is a staple for everyone—my husband and I included. So when I found out that Campbell’s and its affiliate brands makes heart healthy alternatives for these sorts of meals—what did I have to lose in doing a switch-a-roo? Nothing.

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So for dinner the other night I swapped out the regular condensed Chicken Noodle Soup for the Campbell’s Heart Healthy version. I then made the grilled cheese using Pepperidge Farm’s Farmhouse 100% Whole Wheat bread. And to drink? V8’s low sodium V-Fusion Tropical Orange—which has a FULL serving of fruit AND a FULL serving of vegetables. Did anyone notice a difference? Not a single peep of complaint came out of the kiddos mouths.

And BAM! I was one step closer to a family full of healthy hearts.

Follow the steps below and share how you care for your heart to participate in Campbell’s contest and you could win a $50,000 kitchen makeover. Contest Rules & Prize Page.

Step 1: Submit a photo below that shows how you care for your heart

Step 2: Fill out the information required including your name, email address and zip code.

Step 3: Write a short contest entry (up to 200 words) that corresponds with the photo and share how you care for your heart. Please be honest and sincere with all your thoughts and remember to tell us in 200 words or less.

Step 4: Confirm you’ve read the Official Rules.

Step 5: Log in through your Facebook account.

Step 6: Submit your contest entry.

You can share your contest entry on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and visit AddressYourHeart.com for recipes, tips, and downloadable coupons for heart-healthy products from Campbell.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of the Campbell Soup Company’s Address Your Heart initiative. The opinions, text, and images are all mine.

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