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New Study Shows More Efforts by the Food Industry to Reduce Sodium

New Study Shows More Efforts by the Food Industry to Reduce Sodium

Check it out! There’s more science that food companies are reducing sodium. A study published today found that sodium levels decreased in a sample of top selling packaged foods by about 7% from 2009 to the beginning of 2015. This shows the success that comes from coordinated efforts to reduce sodium.

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Boost flavor in your child's lunch, not salt

Boost flavor in your child's lunch, not salt

Depending upon where you live, school has just started or is about to start. You know how important it is to send your kids off with a good breakfast but being thoughtful about lunch is also critical. One of the best ways to tackle lunch – and to get your kids to eat it- is to get them involved in the process.

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ChopChop Kids says: Cook at home. Eat real food. Start Young.

ChopChop Kids says: Cook at home. Eat real food. Start Young.

Six years ago I founded ChopChop Kids, and published ChopChop The Fun Cooking Magazine for Families. Its aims are simple: Cook at home. Eat real food. Start young.

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Learn 4 steps to make good choices with processed foods

Learn 4 steps to make good choices with processed foods

Even if you are trying to reduce sodium by cooking healthier and avoiding the salt shaker, you could be missing most of the sodium you eat.

That’s because about three-quarters of the sodium in American’s diets comes from restaurant, highly processed, and prepackaged foods. This means that while watching your table salt is wise, it may not be contributing as much to the total amount of sodium you eat as you’d expect.

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More science says we need to lower our sodium intake

More science says we need to lower our sodium intake

Some health topics are so complicated it would take days to truly understand them. Fortunately for us (and for you!), sodium is not such a topic.

Our CEO, Nancy Brown, may have explained it best in her recent Huffington Post column -Sodium: The Sneaky Source of a Silent Killer.

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7 Tips to eat less salt

7 Tips to eat less salt

A new scientific statement has identified sensitivity to salt as an emerging cardiovascular risk factor.

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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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