In the run up to National Salt Awareness Week 2013, nearly 800 information packs were distributed to people around the UK, including Health Care Professionals, Universities, Schools, Trading Standards, Sports Centres and Caterers, encouraging them to organise a supporting event. The pack included examples of leaflets and posters that could be ordered from CASH free of charge for the supporting event, together a sample press release, encouraging local media coverage for the event.
A further 2,500 GP surgeries also received posters to display in their surgery.
Below are some examples of supporting events that took place around the country and how health professionals utilised the resources:
Children’s A&E Lewisham Hospital
"Colouring activity sheets and giving leaflets to parents to encourage them to reduce their salt intake and become aware of hidden salts in foods"
The Stroke Association
"We will be running communication groups for stroke survivors and carers"
Rhondda Cynon Taff County Borough Council
"Our Food Standards team will promote the week to traders and give talks to Year 8/9 pupils at comprehensive schools about hidden salt, fats and sugars in foods. They will also attend food festivals providing awareness of salt and its effects on health"
Guy's & St. Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
"Healthy Eating Roadshow with a staff audience of 12,500 people"
"Curricular use in High School and display in library"
"Staff healthy eating information event"
Mitcham Medical Centre
"Give information leaflets to patients during chronic disease management checks e.g. diabetes and hypertension reviews"
Age UK, Dudley
"Heart Health master class"
Lillington Children's Centre
"Community Healthy Eating exhibition and information day held on 11th March"
Sirona Care & Health
"Display in St Martin's Hospital meeting room"
Norfolk & Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust
"Display boards in waiting areas and wards"
Derbyshire County Council
"Shirebrook Library Health Zone promotion"
Sure Start Children's Centres
"Posters and leaflets to be displayed in the centre for families"
Job Centre Plus
"Healthy eating awareness event"
Organisations that requested resources for their supporting events:
Action for Children
Age UK Barrow
Alan Stockley Pharmacy
Anglia Ruskin University
Angus CHP, Tayside Health Board
Angus Council CLD Service
Birmingham and Solihull Mental healthy Foundation T rust
Blackpool and The Fylde College
Blackpool Wellness Service
Body and Mind Leisure
Canberra Children's Centre
Ceredigion County Council
Cross Keys Homes Housing Association
Dorset County council
Dorset County Hospital
Essex Libraries - Prettygate Library
Friends of Honiton Hospital
Gateshead NHS Foundation Trust
Gloucestershire County Council
Group Head Chef
Hammonds Furniture Ltd
Harrogate District Hospital
Healthy Working Lives
Johns and Kelynack Ltd
Kearsley Sure Start Children's Centre
Lancashire Library Service
Lancashire teaching hospitals
National Federation of Women's Institutes
NHS Kings Mill Hospital
North Warwickshire and Hinckley College
People Encouraging People
Richardson Pharmacy Ltd
Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (Scotland)
Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust
School health support
Sodexo Remote Sites
St Vincents Private Hospital
Staffordshire Federation of WIs
Stevenage Leisure Limited
Stratford-on-Avon District Council
Stroke Association, Aberystwyth
Stroke Association, East of England
Stroke Association, East Yorkshire
Stroke Unit Doncaster Royal Infirmary
The East of England Co-operative society pharmacy
The Norwich Road Surgery
The University Of Manchester
University of Glamorgan