This year we have created new resources to match this years Salt Awareness Week focus - children. In the run up to the week, we've been encouraging hospitals, schools, libraries, GP surgeries and health clubs to organise their own supporting event, and raise as much awareness as possible for such an important issue. As a result, over 400 information packs were distributed to people around the UK,distributing over 58,000 leaflets and posters. Below are some examples of supporting events that took place around the country and how health professionals utilised the resources during the week.
If you hosted an event in support of the week please complete our short evaluation form to let us know how you got on - National Salt Awareness Week evaluation
Examples of Supporting Events
Honiton Hospital Friends
Each year we have a display in our hospital foyer and waiting areas for CASH awareness week
Nuneaton & Bedworth Council
We are a Heart Town (high rates of CVD) & are keen to promote salt awareness week
St Norbert's Catholic Primary Voluntary Academy
Assembly at beginning of week for whole school and children to have lesson in each class differentiated by age and ability. Children to design own posters to take to parents. As a 'Rights respecting School', we at St Norbert's teach our children about the rights to healthy food. We know the dangers of too much salt and aim to make sure our community understands this too! Less salt for a healthier life!
Our restaurant will be offering low salt recipes and we will be promoting using your posters and leaflets.
Diana Princess of Wales Hospital
Will put a display on the Stroke Unit and in the clinic area
Discussion at life After Stroke Group
Easingwold Children's Centre
Display in Children's Centre and information distributed within children's centre sessions to families
Independent Fitness Group Fitness with Natasha
I will be talking to 6 of my diet & exercise groups about eating less salt & how to go about it.
Notts Fire & Rescue Service
Raising awareness of the hidden dangers of salt in food
East Sussex Healthcare Trust
Poster presentation/ sharing with staff teams
Weekly Support Groups
Linda Food and Fitness
My classes contain advice about healthy eating so salt awareness is a key feature
Training provider for accredited courses for Nutrition & Health
Weekly support for clients looking to make healthier choices
Cambridge community services
An area of the outpatient display will be used to display resources. there a number of regular clinic involving children and thewri parents held in the outpatient area.This is an annual event for outpatients!
Information to be distributed via key message and in rest areas
Slim & Fit Classes
To make my members aware of dangers of salt
UHCW NHS trust
Salt awareness week display for cardiac rehab
Activity with children
health promotion display