Salt Reduction in Victoria
A key initiative in the healthy eating strategic imperative is forming partnerships to enable reduction in salt (sodium) intake in Victoria. The goal of the initiative is to achieve consensus and commitment on salt reduction action from governments, industry and the general public.
Aussie kids’ favourite sandwich fillings hide excessive salt, Heart Foundation figures show
New Heart Foundation figures show that typical “go-to” school lunchbox options such as the humble ham and cheese sandwich can deliver schoolkids more than half their entire recommended daily allowance of salt. A typical ham and cheese sandwich could deliver almost an entire day’s worth of salt for school children aged four-to-eight.
State of salt: deaths linked to high salt intake six times higher than Victoria's annual road toll
With almost six times more Victorians dying as a result of high salt intake than on Victoria’s roads, VicHealth is today launching a plan of action to reduce the amount of salt people consume in Victoria.