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World Action on Salt. Sugar & Health



Lidl Slovenia has committed to a 20% reduction of both salt and sugar levels in its private-label products by 2025, as part of their work with the Society for the Cardiovascular Health of Slovenia.


In 2013, the WHO reviewed salt reduction activities across the European region and produced the report 'Mapping salt reduction initiatives in the WHO European Region'. Below is a summary of salt reduction activities in Slovenia, as reported in this document:

Slovenia’s salt reduction programme was within the National Food and Nutrition Action Plan 2005–2010. The main objectives of the National Action Plan on Reduced Salt Intake include pursuing cooperation with the food industry to facilitate reformulation of foods and to increase public awareness of the importance of reducing dietary salt.

In 2007, salt intake was estimated as 12.4g per day, from 24-hour urine measurements. Bread and meat contain excessive amounts of salt, with the average salt content of bread being 1.4g/100g.

Monitoring of the salt content in food products is carried out through continuing analytical work, reported every two years by manufacturers. A baseline measurement of salt intake with 24-hour urine measurements, assessment of salt content of foods and evaluating the effect of public awareness campaigns are planned for the future.

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