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Advice for parents



When cooking for children of any age, do not add salt to their food and try not to add salt at the table. Habits formed in childhood continue through to adulthood so give your children a good start by reducing their salt intake today. Click here for How does salt affect children?

Recommended maximum salt intakes for children

Age Maximum Salt Intake
0-6 months <1g / day
6-12 months 1g / day
1-3 years 2g / day
4-6 years 3g / day
7-10 years 5g / day
11 years and above 6g / day

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