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Reducing Sodium Intake

According to News Medical

Research supported by Tate & Lyle was presented today at the American Society for Nutrition Experimental Biology conference in Boston which indicates that in the United States, sodium intake has been on an upward trend-increasing by 63 mg/day every 2 years from 2001 until 2010. The study, commissioned by global food ingredient provider Tate & Lyle, used data from the What We Eat in America (WWEIA)/National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) to assess overall sodium intake and sources of sodium in the diets of those two years of age and older from 2001 to 2010.

The article goes on to indicate that sodium is a health and economic issue…

Several studies have shown that a reduction in salt intake is one of the most cost-effective interventions to reduce cardiovascular disease risk in both developed and developing countries. Innovative solutions for reducing sodium content in the food supply may help meet public health goals.

As public health workers, it’s important to spread the word on reducing sodium intake. Learning ZoneXpress has a range of products that helps to get the message across:

salt pptSodium Solutions PowerPoint Presentation

Most Americans get more sodium than they need. Discover what foods are high in sodium and the health consequences of high sodium diets, while exploring easy ways to reduce sodium intake. Clear, concise content slides on CD feature professional-looking text and graphics. Easy to edit and customize into your own presentation using PowerPoint software.

salt posterSalt Stacks Poster

Visualize the amount of sodium found in many common foods and portions in this eye-opening infographic. The Salt Stacks Poster is a clever visual of the amounts of sodium found in a variety of condiments, snack foods, canned vegetables, soups, fast food and sauces and includes recommended maximum daily sodium intakes for Americans.

 

salt brochureShake the Salt Habit Tri-fold Brochure

Discover ways to reduce your intake of sodium without sacrificing flavor with tips from the Shake the Salt Habit Tri-fold Brochure. This educational nutrition brochure helps promote nutrition and health through basic information and practical advice that helps explain how to reduce your daily sodium intake and be aware of high sodium foods.

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