Thursday, February 21, 2013

Resources for sodium reduction in large institutions

The Public Health Law Program (PHLP) has released a series of legal resources on dietary sodium reduction, highlighting six legal resources and six policy toolkits for practitioners seeking to reduce dietary sodium in distinct populations such as government institutions, schools, worksites, and hospitals. Click here to access these resources and toolkits.

According to CDC, excess dietary sodium raises the risk for high blood pressure and its cardiovascular health consequences, including heart disease and stroke, the first and fourth leading causes of death in the United States.

Sodium reduction is a key strategy of the  Million Hearts Initiative, an effort to prevent 1 million heart attacks and strokes over five years.  Colorado participates in this initiative and you can too. Be one in a million - make your commitment and pledge today.

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