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World Action on Salt. Sugar & Health

How to Get Involved

To help make World Salt Awareness Week 2017 (March 20-26) a success we need your help! 

There are many different ways that people can get involved, no matter who you are, where you live or how much time you have. Your involvement could be about raising awareness through social media, getting involved with government advocacy or simply changing your individual eating habits. Whatever you decide to do, please let us know by emailing us on or by tweeting us @WASHSALT

Below are more details on how to get involved with World Salt Awareness Week:


We have a visually impactful poster highlighting the importance of salt reduction and asking the public to 'Switch to Less Salt'. If you would like to translate the poster into your own language, please contact us at for an editable file or advice.


Organise an event to raise awareness of World Salt Awareness Week. This could be a community event, workplace event or national event . In the UK, a Parliamentary reception will be held at the House of Commons on 21st March 2017 with expert speakers from Government, the science community and campaigners.  Guests will include NGOs, the food industry, MPs, Peers and health professionals   


For the UK Salt Awareness Week we will be conducting a survey to highlight examples of products that are both high and low in salt within the same categories. If you would like to conduct a similar product survey, please contact us

Social Media 

Tweet, share, post, comment, ‘like’, ‘favourite’ all things to do with World Salt Awareness Week. Use the #EatLessSalt and #WorldSaltAwarenessWeek hashtags. You can follow us @WASHSALT on twitter for the latest updates. We plan to issue a social media kit for members. 

Write to your health minister 

We are using World Salt Awareness Week  to urge Governments and Ministries of Health to develop national salt reduction  strategies in line with the recommendations from WHO. Write a letter to your health minister, calling on governments to implement the commitments they made as part of the WHO Global Action Plan for the Prevention and Control of NCD 2013-2020 to reduce salt intake. 

Send out a press release

To raise awareness we have produced a press release template which you can adapt and translate for your country. Please click here to access the press release. 


For more ideas on how to get involved in World Salt Awareness Week, please click here to see the activities that our WASH members planned for the week. Thank you for your support!

For all enquiries, please contact 

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