Tagged: Sodium

From Joan Salge Blake:

New School Lunch Guidelines: Hold the Fries, Please According to USDA Agriculture Secretary, Tom Vilsack, the school lunch program that serves more than 30 million children daily is likely to get healthier very soon.  The USDA is proposing significant changes to improve the nutritional quality of the school meals that are served to America’s youth. […]

From Joan Salge Blake:

From Nutrition Professor Joan Salge Blake:

“A recent study in the American Journal of Heath Promotion estimates that 1.5 million cases of high blood pressure could be eliminated and over $2 billion in health care costs could be save annually if Americans would reduce their daily intake by a mere 400 milligrams (mg) of sodium. Americans are consuming over 3,000 mg […]

Denny’s Accused of Salty Menu

A New Jersey man is suing Denny’s acccusing the restaurant chain of having a salty menu; noting that some meals at Denny’s contain more than 5,000 milligrams of sodium (over 3,500 more than the suggested daily amount).  Representation for Denny’s, which has about 1,500 restaurants nationwide, called the lawsuit “frivolous and without merit.”  Nutrition Professor […]