Salt-Related Knowledge, Attitudes, and Behaviours on Efate Island, Vanuatu

Sparks E et al published an article in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health on salt-related knowledge, attitudes and behaviours in a sub-national sample in Vanuatu. They found that salt-related knowledge was high, with over 80% agreeing that too much salt could cause health problems, and that it was ‘very important’ to lower their intake of salt.

However, the population’s behaviours did not reflect this knowledge, with more than two thirds always/often adding salt during cooking and at the table, and consuming foods high in salt. The authors proposed that behaviour change interventions should be implemented in parallel with interventions to improve the food environment.

Read the article here.