Lightly Salted: The Food Industry and Public Health
With nine out of 10 Americans consuming too much sodium and over 70 million people suffering from hypertension, physicians, government, and industry must develop a joint public health intervention. Ultimately, it will take a synchronized effort -- the public understanding the effects of the sodium in the food they eat, consumers demanding lower sodium in their purchase options, the government setting out goals and guidelines for sodium reduction in food production, and the food industry responding to these coordinated calls for change -- to reduce the salt in our food.