Salt Awareness Week 2017 – Monday 20th-Sunday 26th March 2017!March 1, 2017
The theme for this year’s Salt Awareness Week is ‘Salt: The Forgotten Killer’.
Over the week we will be reminding people that salt raises blood pressure, leading to strokes and heart attacks, and that by simply eating less we can lower our chances of dying prematurely. We will be emphasising the need for further work if we are to reach the 6g per day salt target. Many foods still have salt added to them, even foods that don’t necessarily taste salty.
Through continued collaboration with the government and food industry, and increased awareness and education to the public, we are aiming to improve the nation’s diet, and in doing so save many more lives and millions of pounds in health care costs.