World Salt Awareness Week 2024

13 - 19 May 2024

World Salt Awareness Week aims to encourage the implementation of evidence-based interventions to reduce salt consumption in the population to protect cardiovascular health and help prevent many other diseases. This year's theme is "It's time to shine the spotlight on salt," highlighting the issue of the "hidden" salt (sodium) in many processed and ultra-processed products. In many countries, three-quarters of sodium in the diet comes from ultra-processed and processed foods, such as bread, sauces and dressings, crackers and cookies, ready-to-eat meals, processed meats, and cheeses.

It's time to shine the spotlight on salt!