Canada’s “Salt Lick Award” goes to A&W “Chubby Junior” Meal

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Parents urged to steer children from sodium-laden fast food Three of Canada’s Networks of Centres of Excellence – the Canadian Stroke Network, the Canadian Obesity Network and the Advanced Foods and Materials Network – today awarded the first national “Salt Lick Award” to the A&W “Chubby Junior” Kids’ Meal, which contains 1,910 milligrams of sodium… [Continue Reading]

What Can Parents Do?

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High sodium diets in children lead to elevated blood pressure, which increases the risk of heart disease and stroke in later life, according to a study based on data collected in the U.K. National Diet and Nutrition Survey. Research published in the Journal of Hypertension found that for each extra gram of sodium eaten there… [Continue Reading]

The Shakedown on Salt

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Canadian food products are among the saltiest in the world and the average Canadian consumes more than double the healthy level of sodium a day.   The Canadian Stroke Network is working to reduce sodium levels in processed, packaged and fast foods because it hopes to prevent strokes in thousands of Canadians. “When you look… [Continue Reading]