BE SALT AWARE
A high salt diet can not only lead to high blood pressure, but to osteoporosis, obesity, stomach cancer, kidney stones, and stroke.
Please email the AWASH team at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to order a Salt Awareness Pack or click here for more AWASH resources.
The Science of Salt
Industry innovation and best practice in reducing salt in foods
ILSI SEAR Australasia and the Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology held a symposium entitled The Science of Salt: Industry innovation and best practice in reducing salt in foods on the 2nd July at The George Institute for International Health in Sydney.
Find out further information and view speakers’ presentations from the day.
How much salt are we eating?
Australian adults eat an average of nine grams of salt each day – much more salt than the one gram or so that we need, and far more than is healthy. AWASH is aiming to reduce salt consumption by Australians to an average of six grams each day. Recently there has been some confusion surrounding correct estimates of current Australian salt intakes.
Click here to read AWASH’s statement on Australian salt intakes.
Lower salt, better health
Eating salt can raise your blood pressure, which increases your risk of strokes and heart attacks at any age. AWASH aims to reduce the amount of salt being consumed by Australians.