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.
When it comes to salt, you can't trust your taste buds
A new survey of over 800 Victorians has shown that most still don’t understand the dangerous levels of salt being consumed, with over two-thirds claiming that they eat less or about the right amount of salt, but many unable to correctly identify high salt foods.