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Hide and Seek 2020

Salt Awareness Week will take place 9-15 March 2020 and this year our theme is 'Hide and Seek'!

It's unfair that the food industry is able to ‘hide’ so much salt in our food and the responsibility for a healthier life falls to the public to ‘seek’ out lower salt options. In a world where we are increasingly looking for help and guidance in eating a healthier and more sustainable diet, we are still surrounded by salt.

We all know that we should be adding less salt to our food at the table or during cooking, but salt is also added to so many other products. Whether it’s your cereal at breakfast, your snack for elevenses, your sandwich at lunch or your takeaway in the evening, salt is there. It isn’t always obvious and it comes in different shapes and sizes, but just because you don’t personally add salt to your food, and just because it doesn’t necessarily taste salty, it doesn’t mean salt isn’t there. And when eating at a restaurant it’s impossible to know how much salt is in the food because chefs add a different level of seasoning each time they cook a dish.

The food industry must do more to help us live longer, healthier lives.

This Salt Awareness Week, support us and get involved!

  • Contact your MP to ask them for help in making sure there are more options with less salt on the supermarket shelves
  • We all deserve to know what is in our food and restaurants, cafes and takeaways should have nutrition information on menus. Ask your favourite restaurants and takeaways to add less salt to your meal
  • Download our poster (coming soon!) and other resources and hold a local event to raise awareness of salt and its impact on health
  • Download our social media images (coming soon!) and join the conversation on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. Make sure to use the hashtag #saltawarenessweek so we can see your posts

Check out our Get Involved section for more information. If you have any questions about Salt Awareness Week, please email cash@qmul.ac.uk.

 

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