Consensus Action on Salt and Health

Salt Awareness Week menu

Supporting events

1368 complimentary health professional packs including an introduction to the Week, examples of resources that could be ordered and a sample press release, were distributed at the end of 2007 throughout the whole of the UK. Packs were sent to health professionals (including dietitians, nutritionists and health promotion units) who work in hospitals, GP surgeries, health charities, educational institutions, the food industry and government organisations. A further 2001 GP surgeries also received posters and leaflets to display in their surgery.

We had fantastic support from health professionals with over 250 events being held throughout the country. Below are some examples of supporting events that took place around the country and how health professionals utilised the resources during the Week:

Lynne Donovan, Freelance Dietitian
“Each year I put up a display in 2 medical centres and write an article for the local evening newspaper. The article is linked to the CASH website for further practical ideas aimed at helping mums choose a ‘healthier lunchbox’….. This year I focused the article on lunchbox choices which is where children can have quite an impact on their day’s salt consumption. These days manufacturers have a massive market in foods designed for children’s lunchboxes and while some are good choices, there still remains a lot of high salt ‘designer’ items.

Sarah basher, Community Nutrition Team, Mansfield Community Hospital, Nottinghamshire County PCT
“We handed out the leaflets on salt to supermarket customers and played a salt game that we made up in the department”

Gary Bickerstaffe, Royal Bolton Hospital, Bolton PCT NHS Trust
“We had a display with poster, leaflet and possible examples of high salt foods. We have a link to CASH website on the hospital intranet and are considering removing salt cellars from tables in hospital restaurants”

Hilary Davis, Derby City Primary Care Trust (we ought to have the same typeface for all these)
“This year National Salt Awareness Week will help to focus on groups and communities whose needs are greatest in Derby city. We had a display board and table with leaflets, posters and salt demonstrations.”

Mrs Jones, St Damians Science College, Lancashire
“Pupils in year 10 produced displays for the school dining room and other display boards using posters and leaflets and a range of food wrappers. We also liaised with the Food Technology tutor and kitchen manager to raise awareness of salt in food.”

Ms Kapasi, Lead Officer, Lancashire County Council Trading Standards Service
“Lancashire County Councils Trading Standards Service is committed to helping citizens to live healthy lives. It has organized for the salt awareness campaign message to be publicized in all its public libraries for two weeks, in conjunction with National Salt Awareness Week”.

Louise Baldock, Councillor, Liverpool City Council
“Liverpool City Council calls upon the Executive Member for Children’s Services to report in due course on the efforts of Liverpool City Council to reduce the amount of salt in school meals and its efforts to promote the benefits of a limited salt intake to Liverpool’s parents”.

Elaine Walker, School Nurse Team, Newton Abbot, Devon
“Each school will put information in its weekly newsletter and display materials on their healthy eating boards”.

Jemma Dann, Food Standards Officer, East Riding of Yorkshire Council
“We are giving a new design salt shaker to every fish & chip shop in East Riding of Yorkshire. These are designed to reduce the amount of salt which is added to food at the point of sale. We have also got a display in our customer services areas including CASH leaflets and posters and some other articles on salt and health.”

Julie Kleeman, Occupational Health Nurse
“A display with leaflets was put out in the busy staff restaurants and salt was confiscated from the dining room tables in one restaurant and put on the display table.

Claire Wilman, Surrey County Council Trading Standards
“Over 1200 members of the public saw our display and the majority took away one of the leaflets. Working in partnership with the library service proved an effective way for meeting some of the vulnerable groups such as parents with toddlers that attended story time”

Christina Turner, Marsh Farm Healthy Eating Initiative
“We used the poster and leaflets as part of information displays in the health centre and library. We carried out an interactive salt game and laminated pictures of various foods and their salt content”.

Phillip Holman, Trading Standards, County Durham   
"A campaign was launched to get County Durham school children to eat less salt. The County council’s trading standards service visited schools and sent posters and leaflets into school kitchens and classrooms for young people to discuss with their teachers."

Cath Wohlers, Community Development Officer, Trading Standards. Staffordshire County Council
“We are planning an awareness raising exercise with our local Children’s Centres and Libraries, training volunteers to run events and man stands”.

Carole Cheam, Forest Edge Surgery, Hanaiult
We used the posters and leaflets in the waiting area”

Dawn Jennings, Longton Health Centre, Staffordshire
“The school nurses and health visitors from Stoke on Trent run a monthly health stall in the local market and target different topics monthly and this month we will target salt awareness, using display boards and posters and give leaflets and information.”

Mr Rees, Nottingham Trading Standards Service
“Used the posters and leaflets during a talk to members of a Sure Start group, aimed at parents of young children.”

Sue Mott, Head Teacher, Leigh Primary School, Cheshire
Organised a whole school assembly to highlight the issues of salt and children”

Ghislaine Headland-Vanni, Shropshire
“We are attending a school Skills Festival and one of our activities will be around the salt content in food. The event will be for pupils across the whole of Shropshire”.

The following organisations requested leaflets to support Salt Awareness Week

Acre Surgery, Northwood

Albion Health Centre, London

Altnagelvin Area Hospital, Derry, Ireland

Alveley Medical Practice, Bridgnorth

Andover College , Hampshire

Angelfire Herbs, Lancaster

Appleton Village Surgery, Cheshire

Arrowe Park Hospital, Wirral Univeristy Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Merseyside

Ashford St Mary's CEP School, Ashford

Associated Newspapers Ltd, London

Bancroft Centre for Young People, Hitchin, Herts

Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Barnsley

Beacon Heath Childrens Centre, Exeter

Beaconsfield Surgery, Cheshire

Birmingham Children's Hospital Trust, Birmingham

Birmingham North & East PCT, Birmingham

Brannam Medical Centre, Barnstaple, Devon

Brecknock Women's Aid, Brecon

Bridgend County Borough Council, Bridgend, South Wales

Bristol South & West PCT, Bristol

Brockenhurst College, Brockenhurst

Brockeridge Youth Group, The Brockeridge Centre , Bristol

Brookvale Practice, Cheshire

Broomwood Group Surgery, Orpington

Brora Primary School, Sutherland

Bubbles At Home, Worthing

Burslem Health Centre, Stoke on Trent PCT, Stoke on Trent

Castlefields health Centre, Cheshire

Cedars Youth Club & Tiny Tots, Cumbernauld

Chantry Rise Childcare, Milton Keynes

Chapel Row Surgery, Reading

Chapelfield Clinic, Cheshire

Charing Cross Hospital, Imperial College Healthcare Trust, Fulham Palace Road, London

Charleston Academy, Inverness

Chesterfield Royal Hospital, Chesterfield Royal Hospital Foundation Trust, Chesterfield

Childhood Obesity Group, Kensington and Chelsea PCT, London

City College , Leamington Spa

City Health Clinic, Peterborough Primary Care Trust, Peterborough

City Hospital, Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust, Birmingham

Civic Centre, Mansfield District Council, Mansfield

Clee Medical Centre, Cleethorpes

Clifton Children Centre, Nottingham

Coleraine Community Clinics, Coleraine

Community Nutrition & Dietetic Service, North Lincolnshire PCT, Scunthorpe

Community Nutrition and Dietetic Service, Aspley

Cullompton Health Centre, Cullompton, Devon

Curzon Avenue Surgery, Enfield

DAS Legal Services, Bristol

Dawlish Community Hospital, Devon PCT , Dawlish

Denmead Health Centre, Hants

Directorate of Health Promotion, Stoke-on-Trent

Dr Moghals Medical Health Centre, Dagenham

Dr Pandeys Surgery, Cheshire

Dunfries & Galloway Council , Dunfries & Galloway

Durham Trading Standards, Durham

East Lanc Library & Information Services, East Lancashire PCT, Lancashire

East Riding of Yorkshire Council, Goole

Education Walsall, part of SERCO, Walsall

Essex County Hospital, Essex Rivers Healthcare NHS Trust, Colchester

Exmouth Hospital, Devon PCT, Exmouth

Fife Council, Fife

Fife Council, Glenrothes

Flintshire Public Health Team, Flintshire

Food Standards Agency, London

Foxhill Medical Centre, Sheffield

GlaxoSmithKline, Essex

Grassy Meadow Day Centre, Middlesex

Gravesham Community Hospital, West Kent PCT, Gravesend

Great Moor Clinic, Stockport PCT, Stockport

Great Yarmouth & Waveney PCT, Beccles

Grovehouse Practice, Cheshire

Halebank Primary Care Centre, Cheshire

Halton & St Helens PCT Head Quarters, Runcorn, Cheshire

Hancock High School, Hancock

Harefield Hospital, Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Trust, Harefield

Hartlepool Borough Council, Hartlepool

Hatherleigh Children's Centre, Okehampton

Health Improvement, Shropshire County Primary Care Trust, Shrewsbury

Health Information Centre, Heartlands Hospital, Birmingham

Healthy Eating Team, Camden PCT, Camden, London

Healthy Living Network, Plymouth

Heath Road Medical Centre, Cheshire

Highfied Medical Centre, Cheshire

Highweek Childrens Centre, Newton Abbot

Hilllingdon Hospital, Hillington Hospital Trust, Middlesex

Hinchingbrooke Hospital, Hinchingbrooke Health Care NHS Trust, Cambridge

Ingleton Avenue Surgery, Kent

Islington Healthy School Programme, Islington

Jefferson Regional Medical Center, Pine Bluff, Arkansas

JJB Fitness Club, Dundee

Jobcentreplus, North Shields

Jordanthorpe Health Centre, Sheffield PCT, Sheffield

Jubliee Birth Centre, East Yorkshire

Kingsdown Clinic, Teignmouth Hospital, Devon PCT, Teignmouth

Kitching's Chemist, Telford

Ladysmith Infant School, Devon

Lancashire County Council Commercial Services, Preston

Lancaster Gate Medical Centre, London

Langley Medical Practice, Surbiton

Leicester Royal Infirmary, Univeristy of Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, Leicester

Market Harborough and District Hospital, Market Harborough, Leicester

Leigh Primary School, Hyde

Lensfield Medical Practice, Cambridgeshire

Lifestyles Team, Torbay Care Trust, Torquay

Litchdon Medical Centre, Barnstaple

Litchdon Medical Centre, Devon PCT, Barnstaple

Llanfrechfa Grange Hospital, Gwent Healthcare Trust, Gwent

Luton and Dunstable Hospital, Bedfordshire PCT, Luton

Mansfield Community Hospital, Nottinghamshire County Teaching PCT, Mansfield

Marks & Spencer Money,

Middlecott School, Boston

Middlesbrough Primary Care Trust, Stockton on Tees

Midsuffolk Leisure Centre, Stowmarket

Mill Hill Surgery, London

Millbrow Clinic, Cheshire

Milne's High School, Fochabers

Monmouthshire Health Alliance, Cwmbran

Moors Edge Childrens Centre, Newton Abbot

Morland House Surgery, Oxford

Morrisons Academy, Crieff

Morriston Hospital, Swansea NHS Trust, Morriston

Moulsecoomb Sure Start Children Centre, East Brighton

Moulton Medical Centre, Spalding

Murdishaw Health Centre, Cheshire

Neath Port Talbot Public Health Team, Neath

Newton Abbott Hospital, Devon PCT, Devon

Newton Abbott Hospital, Devon PCT, Newton Abbot

Newtown Community Resource Centre, North Tees PCT Public Health, Stockton on Tees

Newtown Health Centre, Cheshire

North Ayrshire Council, Irvine

North Cumbria Acute Hospitals NHS Trust , Carlisle

North Lancashire Teaching Primary Care Trust, Preston

Northampton General Hospital, Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust, Northampton

Northgate School, Northampton

Oaks Place Medical Centre, Cheshire

Obesity & Physical Activity, Gravesham Community Hospital, West Kent PCT, Kent

Okehampton Children's Centre, Okehampton

Park Road Surgery, Camberley

Peelhouse Medical Plaza, Cheshire

Pembury Hospital, West Kent PCT, Tunbridge Wells

Peter House Surgery, Greater Manchester

Primary Health Care, Douglas, Isle of Man

Princess Elizabeth Hospital, St Martin's, Guernsey

Princess Royal Community Health Centre, Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Trust, Huddersfield

Putteridge Youth Centre, Putteridge High School, Bedfordshire

Quality & School Improvement, Barking

Queen Margaret Academy, Ayr

Queens Medical Centre Campus, Nottingham University Hospitals, NHS Trust, Nottingham

Ransom Hall, Nottinghamshire County Teaching PCT, Mansfield

Redcar & Cleveland PCT Health Improvement, Redcar

Resource Library, Norfolk PCT (West), Kings Lynn

Rhondda Cynon Taf CBC, Williamstown

Riverside Childen's Centre, North Shields

Royal Bolton Hospital, Bolton Primary Care NHS Trust, Bolton

Royal Leamington Spa Rehabilitation Hospital, Warwickshire PCT, Warwick

Royle Green Children's Centre, Manchester City Council, Northenden

Sandwell General Hospital, Sandwell PCT, West bromwich

Scarborough General Hospital, North Yorks and York PCT, Scarborough

Seashore Centre, Weston General Hospital, Weston Area Health Trust, Weston-super-Mare

Shah Jalal Health Centre, Tower Hamlets NHS PCT, London

Sheffield Children's Hospital, Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust , Sheffield

Shelton Hospital, Telford & Wrekin and Shropshire County PCTs, Shrewsbury

Sherwood Childrens Centre, Mansfield

Shiregreen Children's Centre, Sheffield

Shoreham Health Centre, Shoreham By Sea

Sidmouth Health Centre, Devon PCT, Sidmouth

Solihull Care Trust, Solihull

South Gloucestershire PCT, Emersons green, Bristol

South West Public Health Organisation, Bristol

Southglade Access Centre, Bestwood

Southmead Hospital, Bristol PCT,

Splash SureStart, Craigavon

St Albans City Hospital, Hertfordshire PCTs, St Albans

St George's Hospital, Havering PCT, Hornchurch

St Martins Hospital, Wiltshire PCT, Bath

St Marys Surgery, Ely

St Peter's Hospital, Ashford and St Peters Hospitals NHS Trust, Chertsey

St Richards Hospital, Royal West Sussex NHS Trust, West Sussex

St Woolos Hospital, Gwent Healthcare NHS Trust, Newport

Starlight Childrens Unit, Homerton Univeristy NHS Trust, London

Stepping Hill Hospital, Stepping Hill Foundation Trust, Stockport

Stonyhurst College, Lancashire

Streatham Park Surgery, London

Sunnybank Children's Centre, Barnsley

Sure Start Childrens Centre, Teignmouth

SureStart, Bideford

Surrey County Council Trading Standards Service, Leatherhead

Syngenta, Surrey

Tavistock Children's Centre, Tavistock

Teme Valley Youth Project, Leominster

Tennant St Medical Practice, Stockton on Tees

The Americal School in London, London

The Ashcombe School, Dorking

The Beeches Medical Centre, Cheshire

The Fairfield Health Centre, London

The Milton Abbas Surgery, Dorset

The Porch Surgery, Corsham

The Royal Bournemouth Hospital, The Royal Bournemouth NHS Trust, Bournemouth

The Wellbeing@Work Wellness Centre, Exeter

Thornbury Health Centre, Thornbury

Totnes Childrens Centre, Totnes

Towerhouse Practice, Cheshire

Town Hall, North Somerset Council, Weston-Super-Mare

Townsend House Medical Practice, Seaton, Devon

Trading Standards Service, Devon County Council, Exeter

Trading Standards Service, Lancashire County Council, Lancashire

Trading Standards, Staffordshire County Council, Stafford

Tudor Grange School, Birmingham

Tyrone County Hospital, Western Health and Social Care Trust, Omagh

University of Huddersfield

Upton Rocks Medical Centre, Cheshire

Vale Royal Borough Council, Winsford

Walsall Academy, Walsall

Warwick Hospital, South Warwickshire General Hospitals NHS Trust, Warwick

Weavervale Practice, Cheshire

Wembley Centre For Health & Care, Brent PCT, Wembley

Westbank Medical Centre, Cheshire

Western Community Hospital, Southampton City PCT, Southampton

Westexe Children's Centre, Exeter

Whittington Hospital NHS Trust, London

Whole Food Market, Fresh and Wild, London

Widnes Health Care Resource Centre, Cheshire

Willowbrook School, Exeter

Wilmslow Clinic, Central and Eastern Cheshire PCT, Wilmslow

Windmill Hill Surgery, Cheshire

Wirral PCT, Wirral

Withybush General Hospital, Pembs and Derwen NHS Trust, Haverford West

Woodside Health Centre, London

Yorkleigh Doctors Surgery, Cheltenham

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