Evaluation of the work of WHO CC on Population Salt Reduction

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Invitation to contribute to Special Issue of Nutrients

The Nutrients journal is currently inviting submissions for a Special Issue entitled ‘Reducing Dietary Sodium and Improving Health.’ This Special Issue welcomes the submission of manuscripts either describing original research or reviewing scientific literature related to salt reduction. Dr Jacqui Webster from the World Health Organization Collaborating Centre on Population Salt Reduction at the George […]

Cost-effectiveness of a government policy to reduce sodium intake

A recent study by Webb et al published in The BMJ modelled the effects and costs of a government policy that combines targeted industry agreements and public education to reduce sodium intake in 183 countries. Intervention costs for each country were assessed using the WHO-CHOICE (CHOosing Interventions that are Cost-Effective) database, while country-specific effects on […]

ASTHO Issue Brief on Food Service Industry Partnerships

The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) published an issue brief which highlights insights for state health agencies around working with food service management companies (FSMCs), developing food service guidelines and improving industry partnerships. The ideas generated through interview of FSMCs, a survey of state chronic disease directors, and virtual roundtable discussions. Six […]

WHO Nutrient Profile Model for the Western Pacific Region

The World Health Organization Western Pacific Regional Office (WHO-WPRO) recently published a tool to protect children from marketing of unhealthy foods and non-alcoholic beverages. The Regional Nutrient Profile Model aims to aid countries in identifying foods that are commonly marketed to children–through media including television, radio, newspapers, billboards and banners–that should be prohibited. The model […]

World Salt Awareness Week 2017

Eat less salt advice written with plastic letter beads on granulated salt – healthy food lifestyle

This year World Salt Awareness Week will be held from the 20th to 26th of March, with the theme ‘Salt: The Forgotten Killer.’ The World Action on Salt and Health (WASH) will be calling on the food and drink industry to start or continue their reformulation efforts to meet national salt reduction targets; governments to […]