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Healthy Caribbean Coalition - Strategies to Reduce Sodium Intake in the United States

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Strategies to Reduce Sodium Intake in the United States

Great news from the United States. The Institute of Medicine Report recommends setting mandatory national standards for the sodium levels that food manufacturers, restaurants, and food service companies can add to their products in the US, and that all of the relevant health agencies should be involved in achieving this. The Food and Drug Administration’s role, as envisioned in the report, will be to set the new standards, which can be phased in gradually allowing tastes to adjust over time.

View the IOM Report Summary (PDF 344KB right click "Save Link/Target As") and IOM Press Release (PDF 56KB right click "Save Link/Target As") and the full report can be viewed here on the NAP website.

WASH feels this is a great opportunity for you to seize action in your own region, following the example of the UK and now the US

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