April 26, 2021

Learn about reducing your sodium consumption

Did you know that, in Canada, the average daily sodium intake is estimated at almost twice the amount needed? And a diet high in sodium is one of the top risk factors for chronic diseases such as stroke, heart disease, and kidney disease. Use these new Beyond Salt sodium-reduction teaching materials to help improve public health – one grain at a time!

As part of our two-year Beyond Salt project, colleges and institutes, and nearly 200 students in culinary programs across the country, collaborated on the development and testing of seven sodium-reduction based lesson plans that are now available online as open education resources!

A big thank you to the participating institutions! These valuable resources will have an immeasurable impact on the lives of Canadians. Beyond Salt is funded by Health Canada as part of its Healthy Eating Strategy and, after two years, is now coming to an end.