PHI Supports New Sodium Reduction Targets

PHI applauds this week’s announcement of draft guidance for the first federal voluntary salt reduction targets for in processed and restaurant foods.

The guidance offers two- and ten-year targets for sodium reduction in a wide range of food categories. Excess salt intake is a key contributing factor to high blood pressure and stroke, among the leading causes of death in the United States. This is an important first step for our country.
Read the full statement from Lynn Silver, PHI’s Senior Advisor on Chronic Disease Prevention, and submit your comments in favor of the guidance.