New NYC Health Campaign on Salt Intake


The  New York City Health Department just launched an ad campaign encouraging consumers to purchase lower sodium packaged foods. The ads will run through the month of April in subway cars, highlighting the large range of sodium in packaged… Read More

South Africa Regulates Salt


This week, South Africa’s Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi announced new restrictions on the food industry that would limit the amount of salt that can be added to processed foods. Just in time for World Health Day, with a… Read More

World Health Day 2013 Theme is High Blood Pressure


World Health Day is celebrated on 7 April to mark the anniversary of the founding of WHO in 1948. Each year a theme is selected for World Health Day that highlights a priority area of public health concern… Read More

Kids progressively increase salt consumption: cause for concern


Sodium consumption progressive A fact sheet released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is attempting to help US families cut down their sodium intake, as there is “cause for concern” that high sodium consumption in early life… Read More

(VIDEO) Sodium Reduction: Opportunities and Challenges in Canada


Canada is falling short on reducing dietary sodium: this video interview explores the opportunities and challenges in Canada when it comes to sodium reduction, with Canada’s hypertension chair, Dr. Norm Campbell. Tara Duhaney: Hi Dr. Campbell, world salt… Read More

71% of Toddler Snacks are Over-salted: Study


Buying ready-made food at grocery stores for your toddler? Learning to read nutrition labels might be on the menu for your next trip to the grocery store;  a new study says that the majority of pre-packaged foods for… Read More

7 Myths About Bill C-460, a National Sodium Reduction Strategy


Photo: Dr. Norm Campbell introduces Dr. Andrew Pipe of the University of Ottawa Heart Institute at a Sodium Reception in Ottawa. There is some concern that bill C-460, calling for national sodium reduction strategy, is problematic. In this blog, I will… Read More

CBC’s the Great Salt Shakedown: easy to swallow?


I encourage Canadians to watch CBC’s recently aired MarketPlace episode: The Great Salt Shakedown examining Canadian’s struggle to reduce dietary sodium ( ). By measuring 24 hours worth of sodium intake using urine samples, the show examines how… Read More

World Salt Awareness Week: Less Salt Please!


The global group World Action On Salt and Health (WASH) kicks off  its 6th World Salt Awareness Week campaign today -Monday March 11th – 17th March 2013. Held annually, the week of awareness serves to highlight the importance… Read More

New Calculator Sums up your Sodium intake


Photo: PhD, RD JoAnne Arcand from the U of Toronto Department of Nutritional Sciences talks about her new Sodium Calculator as M.D.,Liberal M.P. St. Paul’s Carolyn Bennett tries it out at a Sodium Reception in Parliament Tuesday. TAKE ME TO THE SALT… Read More

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