Salt Awareness Week: March 14-20, 2022

11 Mar 2022

Diets that are high in sodium increase the risk of strokes, heart attacks and premature death. Reducing salt intake is an evidence-based, cost-effective strategy to improve population health and promote longer, healthier lives.

Join us in commemorating Salt Awareness Week from March 14-20, 2022, with a global call-to-action to "Shake the Salt Habit!".

This year's Salt Awareness Week reinforces the urgent need to enact sodium reduction policies targeting the food industry. Three quarters of salt consumption comes from packaged and prepared foods. Simply encouraging people to eat less salt won't solve the problem, since the food industry is largely responsible for the addition of salt to the foods we eat. Following are various tools and resources you may find helpful in supporting this advocacy effort: