9 - 15 March 2020
World Salt Awareness Week
The World Salt Awareness Week aims to encourage the implementation of evidence-based interventions to reduce salt consumption in the population to protect cardiovascular health. The theme for this year is "Hide and Seek!", to highlight the issue of the "hidden" salt in many processed products, ready-to-go and restaurant foods, and the difficulties that the consumers face to "seek" for lower salt options.
The Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) joins the global community effort sharing technical tools to develop and implement comprehensive policies for salt reduction and key messages to promote healthy practices at home, schools and work places.