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CASH forgotten killer

National Salt Awareness Week 2017

21 March 2017

The 18th National Salt Awareness Week took place Monday 20th - Sunday 26th March 2017. The theme for this year's Salt Awareness Week was 'Salt: The Forgotten Killer'. 

Over the week people were reminded that salt raises blood pressure, leading to strokes and heart attacks, and that by simply eating less we can lower our chances of dying prematurely.  Many foods still have salt added to them, even foods that don't necessarily taste salty. Emphasis was placed on the need for further work if we are to reach the 6g per day salt target.

As a supporter of the campaign, LoSalt joined Consensus Action on Salt and Health (CASH) at an evening reception at the House of Commons on Tuesday 21st March, hosted by Sir David Amess, MP. Around 100 guests attended the event, including NGOs, members of the food industry and healthcare professionals.

Presentations were made by:

  • Sir David Amess, MP
  • Anthony Whitington, Producer of Fixing Dad
  • Andrea Martinez-Inchausti, Assistant Director Food Policy, British Retail Consortium
  • Professor Graham MacGregor, Chairman of CASH

CASH forgotten killer

For further information on salt and cutting down on your salt intake visit www.actionsalt.org.uk