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US grocery store shelves loaded with salty food, survey finds

April 3, 2015 by


Maggie Fox for NBC News A new CDC study shows it;s hard to find low-sodium food in US grocery stores A new CDC study shows it;s hard to find low-sodium food in US grocery stores Americans trying to eat healthier food may have the cards stacked against them — it’s very hard to find healthful […]

CDC: 45% Kids salt consumption from Pizza, Cold Cuts

September 10, 2014 by


How much sodium do children eat? More than 90 percent of U.S. children, aged 6-18 years, eat more sodium than recommended, putting them at risk for developing high blood pressure and heart disease later in life, according to a new CDC report. CDC researchers determined that about 43 percent of sodium eaten by children comes […]

Chain Restaurants Decrease Salt Slightly but Progress is Slow & Uneven, Report Finds

July 5, 2014 by


A review of 136 meals from 17 top restaurant chains finds that the companies have reduced sodium on average by six percent between 2009 and 2013, or just 1.5 percent per year. The nonprofit Center for Science in the Public Interest says that the progress has been slow and inconsistent. The biggest reductions in sodium […]

Salty foods, BMI to blame for more children with high blood pressure

July 17, 2013 by


According to an article on, Salty meals, combined with higher levels of body mass indexes (BMIs) and obesity, are triggering a scary side effect among young people: high blood pressure. The risk for elevated blood pressure levels among children and adolescents has increased 27 percent in the past 13 years, according to a new […]

Boston Market Removes Salt Shakers from Tables

August 22, 2012 by


  BOSTON MARKET ANNOUNCES REMOVAL OF SALT SHAKERS FROM TABLES, COMMITS TO REDUCE SODIUM AND FOCUS ON NUTRITIONAL IMPROVEMENTS Restaurant Chain Makes Strides to Provide Wholesome Options Diners Can Feel Good About GOLDEN, Colo. (August 21, 2012) — As part of an overall initiative to provide healthier options for guests, Boston Market today announced that […]