American Heart Association

New York, companies take action while FDA mulls over sodium guidelines

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

While the Food and Drug Administration has been mulling over voluntary guidelines for manufacturers to reduce sodium in packaged food, companies and at least one city, New York, have taken actions to reduce sodium intake.

Beginning in December, New York will require chain restaurants to put […]

October 26th, 2015|Categories: Sodium||Comments Off on New York, companies take action while FDA mulls over sodium guidelines

New York City diners will soon see sodium warnings on menus

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Chain restaurants in New York City will soon warn diners of menu items containing excessive sodium, following Wednesday’s unanimous vote by city health officials.

New York City’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene passed the rule requiring restaurants to add a salt-shaker symbol on the menu […]

September 9th, 2015|Categories: Health, Sodium|Tags: , , |Comments Off on New York City diners will soon see sodium warnings on menus

CDC: More fruits, less sodium in school meals

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

The amount of whole grains and fresh fruits and vegetables offered in school meals is up and sodium is down, according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report released Thursday.

“Schools play a critical role in demonstrating and reinforcing healthy eating behaviors by making […]

August 27th, 2015|Categories: Children, Health, Healthy Living, Sodium|Tags: |Comments Off on CDC: More fruits, less sodium in school meals