Obesity, Physical Activity and Nutrition: Calls for Aussies to pass the salt

08 Mar 2021 - Obesity

Australians continue to overdo their salt intake by eating almost double the recommended one teaspoon per day, sparking a call from scientists for mandatory regulations. The disturbing findings come from research by The George Institute for Global Health which reveals the lack of progress in salt reduction in Australia is disappointing given that eating less salt is one of the most cost-effective ways of preventing early deaths from diseases linked to high blood pressure. “While the government has set some voluntary food reformulation targets, they should be more ambitious and made mandatory to make a real difference. The food industry also has a role to play in making products that have less salt in them,” study author Dr Kathy Trieu said.

Courier Mail; 08/03/2021; Page 12