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WHO global sodium benchmarks for different food categories

This publication produced by the WHO presents a set of global benchmarks for sodium levels in more than 60 food categories and outlines the process and method through which the WHO sodium benchmarks were established. Around the world, consumption of processed food is a rapidly increasing source of sodium. Sodium benchmarks are intended to be a starting point for countries and industry to reduce the sodium content in different processed foods, in turn improving diets and preventing chronic disease.

Resource Information

Date

May 3, 2021

Author

World Health Organization

Type

Strategy/Framework

Setting

Cafeteria/Canteen, Community-at-large, Grocery/Retail, Recreation Centre, School, Workplace

Age

Prenatal, Toddler (1-3), Children (4-11), Youth (12-17), Adults (18-64), Older Adults (65 and over)

Topic

Chronic Disease Prevention, Food Additives, Food Environment, Nutrients

Language

English

Jurisdiction

National, International

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