Event: Salt Awareness Week
Date: 20th-26th March
The theme for this year's Salt Awareness Week is 'Salt: The Forgotten Killer'. The aim of the week is to remind people that salt raises blood pressure, leading to strokes and heart attacks, and that by simply eating less we can lower our chances of dying prematurely.
Facts and stats:
According to the NHS, on average, adults in the UK eat about 8.1g of salt (3.2g sodium) a day. Adults should not be eating more than 6g of salt (2.4g sodium). The intake for children should be much lower. Head to www.nhs.uk for more information.