21May Salt webinar en 2

On Tuesday, 21 May,  2019, as part of the series of webinars on National initiatives for the reduction of salt/sodium intake series, join us for the webinar Experiences of Mexico and Colombia on reducing salt/sodium intake.

In this webinar, panelists from Mexico will present results of the study on sodium content of processed foods available in Mexican markets and a project on sodium content in urine. The panelist from Colombia will present data on the food groups that contribute the most to sodium intake in the diet of Colombians, the sodium content in processed foods (based on information derived from nutrition labeling) and, the knowledge, attitudes and practices related to salt/sodium consumption among children in Antioquia.

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Note: The registration link will serve to register to the whole webinar series. If you are already registered for the webinar series, there is no need to do it again.

Agenda

  • Opening:

    Ruben Grajeda – Advisor in Nutrition and Social Determinants, Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)

    Eduardo Nilson – Technical Advisor, General Coordination of Food and Nutrition, Minister of Health of Brazil and Co-chair of the PAHO Technical Advisory Group on Cardiovascular Diseases Prevention Through Population Wide Dietary Salt Reduction

  • Mexico: Advances in the reduction of sodium intake in Mexico:

    Claudia Nieto – MSc, Researcher, Mexican National Institute of Public Health

    Jorge Vargas-Meza – MPH, Researcher, Mexican National Institute of Public Health

  • Colombia: What are the sources of sodium in Colombian diet?

    Diego Gaitan – Assistant Professor, Researcher, School of Nutrition and Dietetics, University of Antioquia, Colombia

  • Discussion: Moderator – Ruben Grajeda – Advisor in Nutrition and Social Determinants, PAHO
  • Closing remarks: Adriana Blanco – Risk Factors and Nutrition Unit Chief, PAHO

Time Correspondence

  • 8:00 am - Los Angeles
  • 09:00 am - San Salvador, Tegucigalpa
  • 10:00 am - Bogotá, Lima, Mexico City, Quito, Kingston
  • 11:00 pm - Bridgetown, La Paz, Sto. Domingo
  • 12:00 pm - Brasilia, Buenos Aires, Santiago de Chile

For other cities, you can estimate the time in the following link. Please, note that on 10 March, Washington DC changed to Daylight Saving Time. Take that in account when you estimate the time in your zone

Webinar Series - National initiatives for the reduction of salt/sodium intake

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Thia webinar series aims to present the current national initiatives and advances in the Region of the Americas on the most cost-effective interventions for reducing salt/sodium consumption.

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