Sodium-Reduction.jpg

Sodium Reduction

Reducing dietary sodium is a key policy intervention to prevent and control hypertension and other NCDs.  The daily recommended amount in Canada is 1500mg/sodium per day. Canadians consume an average of 3,600mg per day.

In 2010 the Sodium Working Group (link to SWG report) established a sodium intake goal of 2,300mg of sodium/day by 2016.   Hypertension Canada has taken a leadership role in providing guidance to Canadians and health care professionals on sodium reduction as well as advocating for effective, evidence-informed policy actions at national and global levels.

Policy on sodium

CHEP Recommendations for Sodium Reduction 

Resources & Downloads

Publications

Websites

Get Involved

Presentations

Listen to the Canada’s Hypertension Research Chair, Norm Campbell,  as he discusses the importance of sodium reduction policies in the prevention and control of high blood pressure – Link to Norm’s talk at Congress

©2014 Hypertension Canada. All rights reserved. Unauthorized use prohibited.
Hypertension Canada does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.