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Strategic and Sustainable Steps to Support Lower Sodium in School Meals

This guest post is by Chef Greg Silverman, Managing Director of Wellness in the Schools.

Many chefs, myself included, have spent years using salt, sugar, and fat to add flavor to foods in our restaurants and food service operations.

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Infographic: Four Common Sodium Myths about Kids

Our new infographic gives you the facts about sodium for kids. We know that science supports reducing children’s sodium intakes. Our new infographic dispels some common myths, and explains the real facts, about sodium for kids. Check it out, and...

10 words to watch on restaurant menus

Reducing sodium to moderate, healthy levels requires action and partnership at all levels—individuals, healthcare providers, schools, professional organizations, public health agencies, governments, and industry. For example, this fall, NYC made an historic decision to warn diners when any food item...

Top 10 Tips for Tasty, Healthy Thanksgiving Meals

Thanksgiving kicks off the holiday season with meals that fill us with memories and warmth. Unfortunately, sometimes an uninvited guest arrives during our holiday celebrations: sneaky salt.

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The National Salt Reduction Initiative (NSRI): Coordinating with Industry to Lower Salt in the Food Supply

This is a guest post by Elizabeth Leonard from the New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene.

The Science is Clear: Most Americans Need More Moderate Levels of Sodium

The following guest post was written by Dr. Lawrence Appel. Have you seen conflicting news headlines about salt and sodium? Some people say we don’t really need to cut back on the salt we eat, while the American Heart Association...

Celebrate National Eating Healthy Day All November Long

 

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Just in time for Halloween: Sneaky Salt

Too much sugar isn’t the only scary part of Halloween. Something might be hiding in your pantry, lurking in your neighborhood restaurant, or even creeping into your lunchbox: sneaky salt. Even if you never use the salt shaker, you might be...

8 Tricks for Healthier Halloween Treats

As Halloween draws closer, many of us find unhealthful treats haunting our neighborhoods, schools, and our kitchen pantries. Why not surprise your family and friends by introducing healthier Halloween treats this year? Not only will you be offering delicious flavors to your Halloween celebrations, but you will stand out with creative, tasty, and healthier options.

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