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Eat Less Salt

National Salt Reduction Initiative (NSRI)

ADHS Efforts to help Arizonans Lower Sodium Intake

The Arizona Department of Health Services is joining the National Salt Reduction Initiative (NSRI) to promote healthy lower sodium choices for Arizonans. 

ADHS:

  • Asks the people of Arizona to take action to reduce salt intake.
  • Educates health practitioners, seniors, parents, children and all residents about the dangers of too much salt in the diet
  • Provides lower sodium content canned vegetables to participants in the Commodity Supplemental Food Program by summer 2010.
  • Works through community health centers to decrease the rate of hypertension (high blood pressure) in Arizona.  Community health workers/promotoras will provide education on heart disease and stroke with an emphasis on hypertension and cholesterol and coordinate with physicians to provide this education.
  • Provides Arizona WIC Program participants monthly with more than $750,000 in fruits and vegetables that are naturally low in sodium.
  • Encourages the use of the DASH diet (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) in the treatment of people with high blood pressure.