Vital Signs: Sodium Intake Among U.S. School-Aged Children — 2009–2010
Reducing Sodium in Children's Diets | Vital Signs
- Nine in 10 US children eat too much sodium, which can lead to high blood pressure [PDF-830KB].
- Every meal can add sodium to a child’s diet—more than 40% of sodium comes from 10 common foods.
- Communities can help by supporting [PDF-238KB] sodium-reduction standards and strategies [PDF-219KB] in restaurant meals, processed foods, and school meals and snacks [PDF-1.8MB].