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Action on Salt

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KS2 Education resources

Learning about the harmful effects of a high salt diet is important if we are to see our daily intake fall. What better place to teach this than in schools? Giving young people the information they need about salt, practical advice on cooking without salt, as well as teaching them about how to shop healthily, is an important step to reducing cardiovascular disease and many other chronic illnesses later in life.

A lesson on salt will fit in anywhere where healthy eating or diet is taught, whether it be in PSHE, PE, Food Technology, Science or in an assembly.

We have put together a Powerpoint presentation that will take you and your class through the key facts about salt - what salt is; why it is harmful; what foods salt is found in and most importantly how you can reduce your intake.

Educational resource: PowerPoint presentation on salt - available on request! Please email

Educational resource: KS2 exercises and answers 

Exercises: 2019 KS2 Exercises [PDF 929KB]

Answers: 2019 KS2 Answers [PDF 990KB]

Educational resource: Teachers notes

2019 Teachers Notes KS2 [PDF 433KB]

Educational Resource: Practical Activities

Salt Awareness Activity Guide [PDF 645KB]

Educational resource: Food label guide 

2019 Food Label Guide - children [PDF 165KB]




Other resources such as leaflets and  fact sheets can be viewed using the tabs on the left

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