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While there are many snacks in the market that claim to be healthy, Setton International is taking action to show what sets its snack options apart from others.

The Commack, NY-based company has partnered with the American Heart Association and is labeling its pistachios with the AHA’s Heart-Check Mark seal to indicate they are heart healthy.

Consumers are often confused by all the different messages they see on packaging, but the AHA seal helps consumers quickly, easily and correctly identify heart-healthy foods.

Setton also launched its Pistachio Chewy Bites to continue its goal of providing healthy snacks. The Pistachio Chewy Bites are all-natural, a good source of dietary fiber and protein, and are certified gluten and dairy free. Each bite is individually wrapped, keeping them fresh and making them a convenient, healthy on-the-go snack.

To further promote its commitment to health, Setton’s New York-area employees participated in the Long Island Heart Walk on Sept. 23. The Setton team, which included about 30 walkers, raised over $8,000 for the American Heart Association. The motivated Setton walkers donned team shirts and launched down the walk route Sunday morning. Setton also donated hundreds of three-ounce bags of pistachios for walkers to enjoy.

“Setton is extremely proud to have been a part of the walk and to have employees parti­cipate and support an organization that is near and dear to our hearts,” Mia Cohen, chief operating officer for Setton International Foods, said in a press release. “Joining the walk was very meaningful to us and was a great team-building event.”

With the help of companies like Setton, the 2012 Long Island Heart Walk raised approximately $540,000. The walk aims to increase awareness about the importance of physical activity and how heart health affects healthcare costs.

“Supporting an organization like the American Heart Association is natural for us because pistachios are not only good for your heart, but are loaded with vitamins and minerals,” Ms. Cohen added in the press release.