Supporters of Salt Awareness Week 2018

Each year CASH is fortunate to have support from a number of leading health charities, health professionals, chefs and celebrities, highlighting the importance of following a low salt diet.

Charity Supporters:

 

Diabetes UK
Diabetes UK is pleased to support National Salt Awareness Week 2018. Reducing salt intake is very important in lowering blood pressure. High blood pressure can lead to stroke and heart disease, which are serious complications of diabetes. So we encourage people with diabetes, and those at risk of Type 2 diabetes, to use this Awareness Week to have another look at their salt intake. It is crucial to read food labels and choose healthier lower salt alternatives wherever possible. We also encourage people to use herbs, spices and peppers to replace some of the salt they use in cooking. The food industry can also help by continuing to reduce the salt in foods, and providing clear consistent food labels such as the Front of Pack labels.

Heart Research UK
Heart Research UK supports wholeheartedly the drive to reduce salt consumption in the UK by raising awareness of hidden salt in every day foods

Men's Health Forum
The latest Public Health England figures show more than four in five men consume too much salt. This compares to only around half of women. All this extra salt contributes to men's problems with raised blood pressure, cardiovascular disease and heart attacks among others. The Men's Health Forum fully backs the efforts of Consensus Action on Salt & Health to support people to better understand their salt intake, the risks associated with high salt consumption and the simple steps we can all can take to reduce our salt intake. Salt awareness week is a great campaign to get behind to achieve these goals. - CEO Martin Tod.