Strategies to Reduce Sodium Intake

Type: Consensus Study
Topics: Food and Nutrition, Diseases
Board: Food and Nutrition Board

Activity Description

An ad hoc consensus committee has been convened by the Institute of Medicine to review and make recommendations about various means that could be employed to reduce dietary sodium intake to levels recommended by the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. These means or strategies may address a range of focal points including but not limited to (i) actions by food manufacturers such as new product development and food reformulation, (ii) actions at the government level such as special initiatives and regulatory or legislative options, and (iii) actions by public health professionals and consumer educators.  Attention will be given to fostering innovation and, as appropriate, exploring public-private partnerships and other creative solutions.

The report was publicly released April 20, 2010. A public briefing took place April 21 from 10:00am - 11:00am at the National Press Club. A live audio webcast of the briefing was also provided.


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