This year, we've been encouraging hospitals, GP surgeries, libraries, schools, workplaces and health clubs to organise their own supporting events during Salt Awareness Week, helping us spread the message to as many people as possible that eating too much salt is harmful to our health. As a result over 640 resource packs have been distributed across the UK, containing over 65,500 leaflets and posters. Below are some examples of supporting events that took place around the country:
Examples of Supporting Events
Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board
Will be displaying Salt Awareness boards in our three main hospital sites (Wrexham, Glan Clwyd and Gwynedd) in the staff canteens next week to support ‘Salt Awareness Week.’
Bolton Council, Children's Services
March 2016 Food & Health display, incorporating salt awareness.
Window display / health promotion display
Bristol Royal Hospital for Children
Salt Awareness Week Health Promotion: helping parents, carers and families to become aware of the risks of high salt intake and how to read labels to avoid confusion!
Ceredigion County Council
Display in staff canteens to raise awareness as a part of the Health and Wellbeing group for the authority it is important to raise awareness to staff members.
Dorset Healthcare University Foundation Trust
We will be providing health [promotion for patients and staff across the trust
Hartlepool Borough Libraries
Display in the library.
Apex have nursing homes, mental health and learning disability schemes that we as a company would like to encourage residents and staff to reduce their salt intake. This will be across all our schemes to promote this and cooks/chefs will plan taster menus with reduced salt intake.
We’re running a week long awareness event in conjunction with salt awareness week - we'll be asking our canteen to provide at least one low salt option each day.
Loughborough University - Catered Halls and Health Week Events
Being a sporting University we provide meals built around providing for a healthy body and mind. We offer support to both staff and students on choosing heathier options and the benefits they provide. Reduction of salt intake and usage in cooking is a benefit to share.
Old Oak Community Centre
Our Community Champion (health) volunteers will pass health messages on to other local residents throughout the week, including 'salt demos' in our Children's Centre. In 2015 our Community Champion volunteers enthusiastically engaged with spreading the message about reducing salt consumption using resources they had prepared to show parents how much salt is in different foods and also the FoodSwitch app. We'll be spreading the word again in 2016 as part of our ongoing commitment to improving health in our community.
On salt awareness day - we will be holding nutrition talks with our pts and making a display with how much hidden salt is in foods
Sirona Care & Health
Wall displays at St Martin's Hospital.
Slim & Fit Classes
Whole week in classes showcasing salt
St. Marks High School
Salt awareness week in school 2016.
We plan to use your info pack to raise awareness amongst our older tenants at scheme coffee mornings.