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World Action on Salt. Sugar & Health

Salt Awareness Week

Shake the Habit!

Salt Awareness Week 2022 will take place 14 - 20 March, and will shine a spotlight on a simple yet effective approach that we can all take to improve our health – by shaking the salt habit!

We have known for some time now that too much salt can harm our health, leading to unnecessary deaths from heart attacks and strokes. Salt reduction has been a feature of UK food policy for two decades, and is accepted globally as a cost effective strategy to improve public health. The UK’s salt reduction model has inspired the world and to date, more than 90 countries now have some form of salt reduction policy in place. 

Salt reduction policies targeted specifically at the food industry are necessary and proportional: three quarters of the salt the nation eats each day is already in packaged and prepared foods. This cannot be removed by the consumer, so simply telling people to eat less salt will not work when our food is full of it.

This year, join us as we ask the food industry to shake their salt habit, so that we can all live longer, healthier lives.

 

Please check back later for more information. If you would like to get involved in the week, please email us wash@qmul.ac.uk

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