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Supporters

Thank you to our supporting organisations: British Heart Foundation; Blood Pressure Association; the Food Standards Agency; Heart Research UK; the Irish Heart Foundation; MEND; the National Federation of Women's Institutes and the UK Public Health Association.

Thank you to organisations that listed the Week on their website or newsletter: British Cardiovascular Society, British Heart Foundation, Carmarthenshire County Council, Count me in - UK campaigns calendar, Durham County Council, Faculty of Public Health, Heart UK, Isle Of Man Government, Food and Health News produced by Leicestershire Nutrition and Dietetic Service on behalf of the Leicestershire and Rutland Strategic Food and Health Group, Mary Creagh MP, Men's Health Forum, Net Mums, Northern Ireland Chest Heart and Stroke Association, Southwark PCT NHS Trust, St George's Hospital website, Warwickshire County Council Trading Standards, West Lothian Council, West Sussex PCT, Whittington Hospital NHS Trust, University of Edinburgh Health and Safety Department.

Thank you to our corporate supporters of the Week: Asda, Brakes, Heinz, Marks & Spencer, McCain, Pizza Hut, Sainsbury's, The Cooperative Group, Waitrose and Walkers, who have all demonstrated a commitment to salt reduction in their products.

Thank you to our supporter Trudie Goodwin, (Sergeant June Ackland, The Bill) "I have two daughters, now in their early twenties, and have always believed that I brought them up on a healthy diet, never adding salt to their meals. Recently however I have been horrified to learn just how much salt is hidden in food I assumed was salt-free and how much is being consumed, unknowingly, by very young children. What has scared me most is that the food culprits are not necessarily the obvious ones and that it's still extremely difficult for an ordinary, caring parent to get clear and honest information on added, hidden salt. I therefore have no hesitation in supporting this campaign."

Thank you to all the health care professionals that collectively organised nearly 300 supporting events held nationally. 

Click here for a full list of supporting events held nationally.

World Salt Awareness Week

For the first time, in 2008 21 other countries also held a National Salt Awareness Week including Australia, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belgium, Canada, Croatia, Finland, Georgia, India, Israel, Nigeria, Pakistan, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Portugal, Serbia, Turkey and US.

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