The AHA and the American
97 percent of children and adolescents eat too much salt, putting them at greater risk for
It's inviting the public to particpate in the Sodium Swap Challenge:
Week 1: Watch your bread consumption. One slice can have 230 mg sodium and a serving of turkey cold cuts can contain as much as 1,050 mg. Check labels and track your consumption.
Week 2: Read labels for pizza and poultry. Eat less cheese on pizza and add veggies. Eat fresh, skinless poultry that is not enhanced with sodium solution.
Week 3: Check up on soups and sandwiches. One cup of chicken noodle or tomato soup may have up to 940 mg. Try lower sodium varieties of soups; make sandwiches with lower sodium meats and cheeses.
Finally, control portion sizes and look for the Heart-Check mark on products in the store, www.heartcheckmark.org