Each year CASH is fortunate to have support from a number of leading health charities, health professionals, chefs and celebrities, highlighting the importance of following a low salt diet.
This year we are supported by:
Chefs & Celebrities
|Rob Rees MBE, The Cotswold Chef
"To not add further salt to your cooking is essential when working towards a healthier lifestyle. It is also important for labelling to be as clear as possible and not misleading to consumers so that when buying foods out and about they can make informed choices. Chefs can also pay their role with more and more people eating out more often - simply reduce what you add or use none at all and thick about alternative flavourings instead"
|Cyrus Todiwala OBE DL, Cafe Spice Namaste
"At Cafe Spice Namaste and all our other restaurants, Pervin and I have made it our policy to ensure that as little salt as possible is used in our cooking, as we believe that many of today’s chronic diseases including high blood pressure can be traced to too much sodium in the diet. Taste and flavour can be generated by other, healthier sources and here we use spices to our advantage. As restaurateurs purveying food to the public, we have a responsibility to choose the best suppliers we can, including those who share our ethos. We hope that one day more people will start waking up to the need to reduce their salt intake."
|Antony Worrall Thompson MOGB, www.awtrestaurants.com
"I am pleased to see that CASH is encouraging everyone to reduce salt in their diet. I ask every person, to think about how they can reduce their intake to protect their health. I admit, as a chef, that seasoning is key to bringing out the flavour of a dish but too much salt can be damaging to your health. Think before you sprinkle!"
|Dr Aseem Malhotra, Cardiologist
"There is no doubt that excessive salt consumption is a major contributor to hypertension which is now the single greatest risk factor for death worldwide. CASH's campaign has so far been a remarkable achievement and has even impacted significantly on reducing my own salt consumption whichI know is benefiting my health."
|Azmina Govindji RD MBNA
"I applaud CASH for encouraging people to reduce salt intake. We can all find creative ways to make small but significant reductions in the amount of salt we eat – whether it's comparing labels and choosing lower salt packaged foods, or avoiding salt at the table. Small changes can have lasting health benefits"
| Sally Bee, Food Writer & TV Presenter
“For me, suffering three heart attacks at a young age has meant that being salt aware is more of a life-or-death choice than a life-style choice. We all know the principles of eating a healthy diet; cutting down on salt, sugar and fat but actually understanding how that works with our daily food can be quite a challenge. We need clear and definite guidelines about what salt is included in food and how that affects our daily allowance. Salt is a silent killer thats needs to be taken seriously.”
CASH was also pleased to be sponsored by the following food companies for the event: