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World Action on Salt. Sugar & Health

Get Involved

WASH encourages all members to take part in this important week. There are a number of ways to get involved:

  • Displays within community settings such as libraries and health-care centres
  • Leaflet and poster distribution to health-care professionals, schools, catering colleges and doctor's surgeries
  • Questionnaires on salt and health for general public, chefs, policy makers, food companies
  • Training sessions and presentations to get people involved in salt reduction.

Events during the week

  • Decide on relevant supporting events such as presentations to government departments, schools or health care professionals
  • Decide who to invite to speak and who to attend – send out letters/email
  • Send out brief overview of the week to Non-Governmental Organisations and journalists to advertise the week
  • Prepare a social media strategy for the week, with plenty of images, videos and salt reduction messages to engage your network and advertise events

Press release

  • WASH can produce a generic press release which members can adapt with their own data
  • Distribute to local and national journalists and media outlets. Be prepared to dicuss Salt Awareness Week in print or on the radio!
  • Talk about the press release on your social channels

While there are no funds available from WASH support an international event, we recommend you try the following routes for sponsorship and donations:

  • Request financial support from catering and food companies that are committed to salt reduction and who have no conflicts of interest, as well as from other funding bodies such as charities. We can provide standard applications which can be adapted for your work
  • You may be able to offer some publicity on funders' behalf such as logos on leaflets, or exhibition space at events

If you are getting involved in Salt Awareness Week, we'd love to hear about it! Email with your updates and outputs

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