Getting Kids to Eat Less Salt

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A web based program could help children learn to use less salt.

Researchers in Australia tracked 100 kids who completed five weeks of online lessons with animated activities and videos.

The children had a better overall knowledge and many said they wanted to eat less salt.

In fact 20 percent talked their parents into removing the salt shaker from the kitchen table.

Studies have shown high salt consumption in childhood is linked to an increased risk of heart disease.

Despite improvements in salt behaviors, urine samples show there was no change in salt intake.

However, the intervention may have been too short to change parents’ buying habits.


Categories: Dee Armstrong, Health