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Los Angeles County is Breaking up with Salt

Great news from the West Coast. Vending machines in Los Angeles County are breaking up with salt. After a local policy was passed to reduce sodium, the public health department looked at snacks offered in vending machines. The Department found...
Sodium Girl helps make healthy meals at work

Sodium Girl helps make healthy meals at work

Eating out tends to feel like the most overwhelming (and sometimes scary!) part of starting a diet with less sodium. But with a little advanced planning, good communication, and return visits to favorite spots, eating well at a restaurant will start to feel easy. Not to mention tasty.

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Healthy barbecue tips for summer

This is one of our favorite times of the year families are getting together to spend time outdoors, and summer produce is in season!

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AHA President calls on the Food Industry to Support Voluntary Sodium Targets

Dear Food Industry: Please Don’t Pass the Salt This blog post is written by Mark A. Creager, president of the American Heart Association. Recently the Food and Drug Administration released the first-ever draft recommendations to the American food industry on acceptable sodium...

New Infographic Highlights Science Behind Salt Reduction

This blog post is authored by Dr. Margo Wootan, director of nutrition policy, and Colin Schwartz, MPP, senior nutrition policy associate, at the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI). The science on salt is under attack—again. There have...
Watch your sodium, no matter your age

Watch your sodium, no matter your age

You can focus on preventing heart disease and all cardiovascular diseases at any age. You’re never too young— or too old — to take care of your heart.

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10 easy ways to swap out salt and lower sodium while cooking

We know you're dedicated to a lowering your sodium intake. So, how can you enhance the many different flavors in your food without added salt? Here are 10 simple ways to swap out salt and lower sodium while cooking. Spice...

New sodium targets could help put food choices back in your hands

You deserve the right to choose how much salt you eat. But that decision is often made for you by the food industry – more than 75 percent of the sodium Americans eat comes from some processed, prepackaged and restaurant foods – not from the salt shaker.

The Search for Healthy Kids Meals

This guest post was written by Sarah Sliwa, instructor at the Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy. One-third of U.S. children across all demographic and socioeconomic groups eat at quick-service restaurants on a given day. Eating in restaurants has...