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.
Resources & Downloads
- Sodium Working Group Report
- Policy Options for Reducing Dietary Sodium
- A Provincial and Territorial Report on Progress and Recommendations for Future Action
- WHO Report: Creating an enabling environment for population-based salt reduction strategies
- Say ‘Na to Salt’
- Sign & Share Petition for a National Sodium Reduction Strategy
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