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Decode the Sodium Label Lingo

Decode the Sodium Label Lingo

Reading food labels can help you slash sodium. Here's how to decipher them:

  • "Sodium free" or "Salt free": Contains less than 5 milligrams of sodium per serving.
  • "Unsalted" or "No salt added": No salt has been added.
  • "Very low in sodium": Provides 35 milligrams of sodium (or less) per serving.
  • "Low in sodium" or "Contains a small amount of sodium": Contains 140 milligrams of sodium (or less) per serving.
  • "Reduced sodium" or "Less sodium": Provides at least 25 percent less sodium than the traditional product.
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  • Cook healthy

    Involve your child in the cutting, mixing and preparation of all meals. Even a snack can be healthy.

  • Eat right

    Sit down together as a family to enjoy a wonderful meal and the opportunity to share the day's experiences with one another.

  • Shop smart

    To encourage a healthy lifestyle, get your children involved in selecting the food that will appear at the breakfast, lunch or dinner table.


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