National Salt Awareness Week
This week is National Salt Awareness week and we are joining the opportunity to raise awareness of the damaging effect of too much salt on ours and our childrens lives.
Organised by Action on Salt this national 'Salt Awareness Week' and an international 'World Salt Awareness Week' have now been running for 19 years, with each year having a different theme.
Their annual campaign is a chance to talk directly to the general public, shining a light on the hidden salt in our favourite food products and encouraging those who don't want their food, and their children's food, laden with unnecessary salt to take action. They produce posters, leaflets and factsheets, which are then made available for order by hospitals, GP surgeries, health charities, schools, universities and anyone with an interest in salt, food or health! These resources are intended for local community events during the week, or for display year round in pharmacies and GP surgeries, helping our salt reduction messages reach a wide range of people. Last year there were more than 300 supporting events up and down the country.
To find out more, visit http://www.actiononsalt.org.uk/awareness/ and look out for our social media posts!