Surveillance, monitoring and evaluation

Collecting data is important to inform the intervention, to monitor the extent to which it is being implemented effectively and having the intended effect, and to evaluate the impact of the intervention. It is important to do surveillance before (plan & design), during (monitoring & adaptation) and after (evaluation) program implementation. The figure below shows how the findings from surveillance and monitoring can be used at each stage of a program.

Industry and Reformulation

In most high-income countries, and increasingly in low and middle-income countries, 70-80% of salt consumed comes from processed foods and meals (including meals eaten out of the home and takeaway foods)

Developing Strategies

Salt reduction strategies are much more likely to be effective and sustainable if time and effort is put into developing a strategic approach and ensuring stakeholder commitment. If you are clear about what you are trying to

Consumer Awareness and Behaviour Change

Targeted and sustained communication and behaviour change strategies can be used to empower people to improve their salt intake and diet, create consumer demand for lower salt food products, and improve uptake of