Monday, 28 January 2008

How much salt is too much?

You may have seen coverage in the media today about children consuming more than the daily recommended amount of salt.

New research shows that foods targeted at children still contains large amounts of salt and in some cases more than half the daily maximum limit for a six year old.

Too much salt increases blood pressure and the risk of developing coronary heart disease.

Watch a video from our latest campaign highlighting the amount of salt children consume in their everyday diet

We issued a press statement in response to this new research this morning - read it here

Find out how much salt is too much in our healthy eating section

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