Strategies to Reduce Sodium Intake in the United States

Strategies to Reduce Sodium Intake in the United States

by Jane E. Henry, Committee on Strategies to Reduce Sodium Intake, Institute of Medicine
     
 

ISBN-10: 0309148057

ISBN-13: 9780309148054

Pub. Date: 10/14/2010

Publisher: National Academies Press

Reducing the intake of sodium is an important public health goal for Americans. Since the 1970s, an array of public health interventions and national dietary guidelines has sought to reduce sodium intake. However, the U.S. population still consumes more sodium than is recommended, placing individuals at risk for diseases related to elevated blood

Overview

Reducing the intake of sodium is an important public health goal for Americans. Since the 1970s, an array of public health interventions and national dietary guidelines has sought to reduce sodium intake. However, the U.S. population still consumes more sodium than is recommended, placing individuals at risk for diseases related to elevated blood pressure.

Strategies to Reduce Sodium Intake in the United States evaluates and makes recommendations about strategies that could be implemented to reduce dietary sodium intake to levels recommended by the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. The book reviews past and ongoing efforts to reduce the sodium content of the food supply and to motivate consumers to change behavior. Based on past lessons learned, the book makes recommendations for future initiatives. It is an excellent resource for federal and state public health officials, the processed food and food service industries, health care professionals, consumer advocacy groups, and academic researchers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780309148054
Publisher:
National Academies Press
Publication date:
10/14/2010
Pages:
506
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

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