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The International Workshop on Salt and Health was held on October 31,2010 in Santiago, Chile as part of the Pre-CCNFSDU seminar on Salt and Sugars organized by WHO, FAO, PAHO and the Chilean government.

The purpose of the seminar was to contribute with more information and evidence to the discussion and work of the working group on Nutrient Reference Values (NRV), for nutrients associated with risk of diet related noncommunicable diseases for the general population of the Codex Committee on Nutrition and Foods for Special Dietary uses (CCNFSDU).

The workshop on sodium/salt was prepared by the PAHO Expert Group for Population Based Cardiovascular Prevention through Dietary Salt Reduction.



To view the workshop program please click here. 

To learn more about salt reduction initiatives, you can view the worskhop presentations below.

Sodium/salt & Health (sodium needs & health effects of high sodium intake)



Overview of critical issues related to terminology, labelling and nutrient values in support of healthier food choices


US: IOM report and national salt reduction initiative



Canada: Moving from Knowledge to Action to Results



Mexico: National Obesity strategy & salt reduction initiative



Chile: National salt reduction initative

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