Smoking has been a health no-no for so long that we take it for granted. Surely, everyone understands the risks by now, right? Smoking by U.S. adults has declined from 21 percent in 2005 to 14 percent in 2018, and that is good news. But the outlook is not so rosy for kids.
The National Salt and Sugar Reduction Initiative (NSSRI): Engaging Industry to Lower Sugar in the Food and Beverage Supply
This guest blog was written by Andrea Sharkey, MPH.
As many of us take charge of our health, the need for clear nutritional information about the foods we eat becomes more and more important. That’s why it’s vital that the food and beverage industries communicate openly on labels and lower the amount of added sugars in our food supply. Make no mistake, sugar is everywhere.
It’s listed on labels as names we might not recognize like dextrose, barley malt, or rice syrup. It's also hidden in products we might not expect like barbeque sauce, yogurt, and granola. A food supply lower in added sugar, will make it easier for all of us to make healthy choices.
New Sodium Recommendations Help You Take Back Control of Salt in Your Food. Here are Four Simple Steps.
New sodium recommendations have come out of the National Academies. The good news? The recommendations tell us what the American Heart Association has been saying, too: eat less sodium! The not-so-great news? More than 70 percent of the sodium we eat in America comes from processed, prepackaged, and restaurant foods. Today, let’s talk about four simple steps that will help you take back control of the salt in your food.
Thinking about reducing the sodium in your and your family’s diet? You’ve come to the right place! We’ll show you how too much sodium sneaks into your diet and how it hurts your health, and share tips for kissing that excess salt goodbye. And, we’ll give you the tools you need to take action and change the foods you eat.
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For the health of all Americans