Sodium Savvy - Salient Public Health Solutions

Originally presented on March 21, 2013

Julie M. Tucker, RD, CDN, SNS
Registered Dietitian
Rock on CafeTM
Broome Tioga BOCES Food Services

June Schuldt, RN, BSN
Project Coordinator
Schenectady County Public  Health Services

Salt is a hidden public health problem.  It’s ubiquitous in large amounts in the food supply.  Most of the salt people consume is in restaurant and processed foods.  In excess, salt can increase blood pressure and risk of heart attack and stroke.  This broadcast will discuss the health consequences of excess salt consumption, the consumption targets, and strategies to reduce sodium in restaurants, schools and senior meals.  

After watching this broadcast participants will be able to:

  • Describe the recommendations for sodium intake targets.  
  • Identify top foods contributing sodium in the food supply.
  • List at least two strategies for reducing sodium in foods consumed at restaurants, senior meals and schools.

Continuing Nurse Education Contact Hours

The School of Public Health, University at Albany is an approved provider of continuing nurse education by the. American Nurses Association Massachusetts (ANA MASS), an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

This offering is approved for 1 nursing contact hour(s).

Continuing Medical Education Contact Hours

The School of Public Health, University at Albany is accredited by the Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The School of Public Health, University at Albany designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.  Physicians should claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 


Sponsored by the School of Public Health, University and Albany, SUNY, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1.0 total Category I contact education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours available are 0.

Continuing education credits will be available until February 2016.

The planners, moderator, and presenters do not have any financial arrangements or affiliations with any commercial entities whose products, research or services may be discussed in this activity.

No commercial funding has been accepted for this activity.