Ontario Sodium Summit shakes things up


Despite the federal government’s recent rejection of proposals by provincial and territorial health ministers to reduce sodium in the Canadian diet, implementation of some of the proposals has been initiated – at least in Ontario.  On February 16th and 17th the Ontario Medical Association, Heart and Stroke Foundation and the Ottawa Heart Institute convened a two-day… [Continue Reading]

Group urges mandatory calorie and sodium info on menus

Menu & Cutlery on A Restaurant Table

A new report by the Centre for Science in the Public Interest says restaurant meals are fueling the epidemic of obesity and high blood pressure in Canada. Read the news release here. The full report, made public on Feb. 28, calls for governments to require large-chain restaurants to disclose calorie counts and sodium levels in… [Continue Reading]

Average Canadian consumes twice the sodium recommended


Canadians are consuming far more sodium than what is necessary or recommended, and just where this sodium is coming from may surprise you. Read it on Global News: Global News | Average Canadian consumes twice the sodium recommended

The sodium bun fight


Bread is the No. 1 source of sodium in the American diet, according to a report released by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Salty snacks like potato chips, pretzels and popcorn are not the problem. Read the full story.

CSN with other health groups send letter to Harper urging action on sodium levels

Parliament Building in Ottawa, Onratio

The Canadian Stroke Network along with other health groups sent a letter to Stephen Harper urging the government take action to reduce sodium consumption in Canada. Click here to read the letter. The Globe and Mail wrote an article about the letter: Some of the country’s most prominent health organizations have banded together to demand… [Continue Reading]

Critical appraisal of sodium study


This critical appraisal is a product of the Scientific Review Sub-group of the Pan American Health Organization/ World Health Organization initiative on Cardiovascular Disease prevention throughdietary salt reduction. It was reviewed by an international panel of scientists and experts on dietary salt listed at the end of the appraisal. Read the appraisal here.

Sodium 101 app listed intop 10 for health and fitness apps by CBC


CBC has listed the Sodium 101 application as one of the top 10 apps for health and fitness. The Sodium 101 app was included because it is a valuable tool for people with high blood pressure. Read the article here.

Health ministers ask for help from federal gov to lower sodium intake


Canada’s health ministers are calling on the federal government to work with them to develop national programs to help lower the excessive amount of sodium Canadians consume each day. Provincial ministers will ask federal Health Minister Leona Aglukkaq at a meeting on Friday to collaborate with them to reduce childhood obesity, hypertension and other conditions… [Continue Reading]

Mr. Noodles wins 2011 Canadian Salt Lick Award


Cheap, salty products a feature of student diet Mr. Noodles, a low-cost diet staple popular among university and college students, has won the fourth annual Canadian Salt Lick Award. “A package of the popular ramen-style noodles provides the sodium equivalent of drinking a cup of sea water,” says Kevin Willis of the Canadian Stroke Network…. [Continue Reading]

‘Posh’ Salt health claims should be taken with a grain of salt!

Gourmet Salt

Sodium chloride accounts for nearly 100% of all rock and sea salts surveyed and are therefore just a more pricey way of damaging our health Health claims on labels fuel confusion; one in four “Which?” members (28%) admit to thinking rock and sea salts are healthier than table salt Release 17.11.11 ‘Posh’ salts such as… [Continue Reading]