Salt: The Forgotten Killer
Our 18th National Salt Awareness Week took place Monday 20th - Sunday 26th March 2017
Image courtesy of Jamila Toderas / Fairfax Syndication
The theme for this year's Salt Awareness Week was 'Salt: The Forgotten Killer'.
Over the week we reminded people that salt raises blood pressure, leading to strokes and heart attacks, and that by simply eating less we can lower our chances of dying prematurely. Many foods still have salt added to them, even foods that don't necessarily taste salty. We emphasised the need for further work if we are to reach the 6g per day salt target and called upon Public Health England to take action.
Through continued collaboration with the government and food industry, and increased awareness and education to the public, we are aiming to improve the nation’s diet, and in doing so save many more lives and millions of pounds in health care costs.
A poster and leaflets were produced for Salt Awareness Week 2017, which can be found here.
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