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.  

Learning Objectives
After watching this webcast 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.