Reducción de sal en la alimentación
Factores de riesgo y Nutrición
Cardiovascular Diseases Events
La reunión técnica titulada "Establecimiento de metas y plazos para reducir el contenido de sal en los alimentos" liderada por el Grupo Técnico Asesor (TAG) de la OPS/OMS sobre prevención poblacional de salud cardiovascular mediante reducción de la sal, subgrupo de trabajo con la industria, tuvo lugar en México los días 9 y 10 de diciembre del 2013. Participaron trece países: Argentina, Barbados, Brasil, Canadá, Chile, Costa Rica, Ecuador, México, Perú, Trinidad y Tobago, República Dominicana y Uruguay. Esta reunión fue una excelente oportunidad para discutir avances en las iniciativas de los países y establecer metas progresivas para los grupos de alimentos.
Objetivos de la reunión y presentaciones:
The second meeting of The Expert Group -- Reviewing Advances and Planning a Second Phase -- took place in Washington, DC the 27-28th of October 2011. Two years prior, in September 2009, PAHO Director Dr. Mirta Roses Periago launched the regional initiative - CVD Prevention through Dietary Salt Reduction - by convening an Expert Group (EG) with a 24-month mandate. Now, as the EG has concluded its first phase of work and submits its final report, it turns to its collective expertise and experience toward developing a plan for a second phase of activity.
The World Economic Forum on Latin America brought together representatives of public health authorities, the commercial food industry and civil society for a private session on Creating Healthier Environments and Lifestyles. The meeting was held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on 27 April 2011. The collaboration between the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the World Economic Forum aims, among other things, to catalyze advances in two specific areas: healthy workplaces, as a common denominator for all employers across industries, geographies and sectors; and sodium/salt reduction in processed foods, requiring collaboration between governments, regulatory agencies, civil society and private sector companies engaged in food processing.
The meeting, "Improving Public Health through the Optimal Intake of Iodine and Sodium" was held on March 31, 2011 at PAHO in Washington, DC. The objectives of the meeting included defining the common ground for simultaneous salt iodization and salt reduction initiatives, developing a framework for collaboration and coordination, and defining the next steps to operationalize the framework.
- pdf Salt, heart disease and stroke
- pdf Recent advances in the prevention of iodine deficiency disorders
- pdf Plans of ICCIDD for LAC and participation of IRLI network
- pdf Key Recommendations from WHO "Salt as a Vehicle of Fortification" 2007
- pdf Update on the iodine task force
- pdf Population salt reduction strategies: Activities and plans at the WHO headquarters
- pdf Optimizing iodine and sodium intakes
The Technical Meeting for Creating an Enabling Environment for Population-based Salt Reduction Strategies, was held in London during July 2010.
This technical meeting was the first of a series of three meetings ogranized by WHO with the overall long term objective of producing a toolkit for Member States with practicalapproaches for effective population-based salt reduction strategies.