Portuguese Society of Hypertension publishes Expert Panel Report on Sodium Reduction


The Portuguese Society of Hypertension (PSH) has been leading the fight against elevated salt consumption in Portugal for 10 years. Portugal currently has among the highest average salt consumption in Europe per citizen (approximately 10.7g/day), and this runs concurrently with… Read More

Health and environmental groups join forces to tackle unhealthy diets

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Food Secure Canada and Dr. Norman Campbell, HSF/CIHR Chair of Hypertension Prevention and Control, have teamed up to produce a Food and Nutrition Fact Sheet for policy-makers calling for action on the leading risk Canadians’ health and well-being –… Read More

Too Timid to Lead?

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Canada can still get ahead of the global curve on diet-related diseases. In much the same way as we have called for in Canada, Consumers International and World Obesity Federation are calling on the international community to develop… Read More

CSPI gives the Canadian government a “Salty Shakedown”


This “Salty Shakedown” Editorial was originally published by the Centre for Science in the Public Interest in its Nutrition Action Healthletter, June 2015. If you want to join the growing public call for action to Make Nutrition a Priority,… Read More

Make Nutrition a Priority: Pledge Your Support

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Click here to sign our pledge on Change.org and show the Health Ministers of Canada that you want them to Make Nutrition a Pirority   Listen to our 60-second radio spot about this issue:

High Blood Pressure in Kids has Adult Implications

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World Salt Awareness Week will take place from March 16-22, 2015. This welcome message from the Chairman of World Action on Salt and Health explains why this year’s campaign focuses on an unexpected audience: children.  

Hypertension Advisory Committee supports “From Red to Green. From Stop to Go.”

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November 12, 2014 The undersigned organizations of the Hypertension Advisory Committee express their support of the College of Family Physicians of Canada’s (CFPC) report, From Red to Green. From Stop to Go, which outlines several nationally and internationally… Read More

US Consensus Statement on Sodium


The Health Department and the American Heart Association have brought together 34 of the world’s leading scientists to affirm the benefits of reducing population sodium intake to reduce heart disease. Heart disease is the leading cause of death… Read More

Misleading food labels: had enough?!


As a health sciences university student, it is easy to understand the reasons why foods high in sodium, fat and sugar increase the risk of cardiovascular disease. Fat, and sugar, which is stored as fat when not used,… 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

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