World Salt Awareness Week 2017

The theme for this year's World Salt Awareness Week is 'Salt: The Forgotten Killer'. 

World Salt Awareness Week will run from March 20-26 2017

Over the week we will be reminding people that salt raises blood pressure, leading to strokes and heart attacks, and that by simply eating less we can lower our chances of dying prematurely.  We will be emphasising the need for further work if we are to reach the World Health Organisation 5g per day salt target. Many foods still have salt added to them, even foods that don't necessarily taste salty.

Through continued collaboration with the government and food industry, and increased awareness and education to the public, we are aiming to improve the nation’s diet, and in doing so save many more lives and millions of pounds in health care costs. 

How to get involved 

The poster for World Salt Awareness Week 2017 is now available to download:

WASH 2017 Poster
WASH 2017 Poster [PDF 165 KB]

 

 

For all enquiries, please contact wash@qmul.ac.uk