Fact sheet and call to action on dietary sodium in Canada

Hypertension Canada released a ‘Fact sheet and call to action on dietary sodium’ in January, which received widespread support from Canadian health and scientific organizations. The fact sheet highlights the risk of high sodium intakes, the importance of population sodium reduction, and opportunities for sodium reduction in Canada. The call to action comprises 10 priority […]

World Hypertension Day Promotion and Events

World Hypertension Day was on the 17th of May. A sample of promotion and events that took place are: Australia: “Because I Say So” video campaign   For World Hypertension Day, The George Institute for Global Health, High Blood Pressure Research Council of Australia and the International Society of Hypertension have released a campaign video, […]

Behaviour change interventions to reduce population salt intake

Trieu et al at the George Institute for Global Health conducted a systematic review to evaluate the effectiveness of population-level behaviour change interventions to reduce salt intake, published in the International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity in February 2017. The review found that 19 of 22 studies reported that health education or awareness […]

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 […]