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Reduce sodium, reduce health care costs

You know that reducing sodium is good for America's health, but it is also expected to be good for its pocketbook too. That's because excess sodium boosts blood pressure, and high blood pressure is a leading cause of heart disease....

May is Blood Pressure Education Month

As a leading risk factor for death in both men and women, high blood pressure is worthy of a designated awareness month to encourage Americans to check, change, and control it. In addition to its year-round efforts related to blood...

Boost the flavor and lower the salt in homemade soup

Who doesn't like a steamy bowl of soup on a cold or rainy day, or a chilled soup when it's warm outside? Soups come in all varieties. They also vary in how much sodium or salt they contain. If you're familiar...

One-third of shoppers look for low-salt and reduced-sodium

When you shop for groceries, do you look for foods labeled "low sodium," "reduced salt" or "reduced sodium"? A new survey found that about a third of Americans specifically look for and buy foods with these labels when they're grocery...

Cookbooks and recipes for lower sodium meals

 

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Most foods in grocery stores exceed "healthy" levels of sodium

Did you know that a food product has to meet specific nutrition criteria to be allowed to use the word "healthy" on its packaging? One criterion is the amount of sodium in the food. For most foods, the sodium level...

Pass by the Salt: Sodium and Older Adults

This blog post was written by Alexandra Lewin-Zwerdling, PhD, MPA, Senior Advisor with the AARP Foundation. It is estimated that older adults (ages 50+) eat more than 3,400 mg sodium each day - greater than 1,000 mg above their recommended levels. These...

Food Banks Promote Health for Families

 Hello Salty Scoop readers! Today I am pleased to turn the blog over to a fellow registered dietitian, Christine Rivera. Christine is the Community Health and Nutrition Manager for Feeding America, where she supports the nutrition education and health strategies of the nationwide network of food banks.

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World Salt Awareness Week is here!

Did you know that today marks the start of the annual World Salt Awareness Week? It’s at least the 8th year in a row that the week has been coordinated by the UK-based organization World Action on Salt and Health....