The American Heart Association and The Huffington Post are producing a new series to address important, timely topics in heart health and wellness. The series, which launched Tuesday, features American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown and other experts who will examine the issues related to heart disease and provide information, ideas and insight.

Nancy’s first column today explores how parents can  instill healthy habits in their children for a lifetime of benefits.

Also contributing is Dr. Patricia Fitzgerald, wellness editor at The Huffington Post, who in today’s column urges women  to pay more attention to their heart health.

All of the stories in this series will also be available on The Huffington Post’s heart disease section.