World Salt Awareness Week 2009 (2-8 February 2009)

Welcome to World Salt Awareness Week [DOCUMENT CORRUPTED, COULD NOT RETRIEVE ALL INFO FOR THIS PAGE]

World Action on Salt and Health (WASH) held its second annual World Salt Awareness Week (2-8 February 2009), focusing on salt eaten outside the home. We raised awareness that foods in restaurants, takeaways, fast foods, street food, hawker markets, canteen food etc can contain a lot of hidden salt.

We aimed to highlight to the catering industry and to chefs and others involved the importance of adding less salt to food and the long-term health implications of eating a high salt diet. We also wanted to publicise to consumers that they must also take action in choosing lower salt foods and asking for much less salt to be added to their meals.

To provide feedback on World Salt Awareness activities in your country, please fill out this online questionnaire: [INFO MISSING]

 

Participants

We had 28 confirmed countries participating: Australia, Bangladesh, Botswana, Bulgaria, Canada, Caribbean, Chile, Croatia, Cuba, Dubai, Egypt, Finland, Georgia, India, Italy, Kenya, Lithuania, Malta, Netherlands, Nigeria, Pakistan, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Sweden, Turkey, UK and the USA.

WASH collaborated with World Hypertension Day.