Resource Library

Sodium Targets

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Resolve to Save Lives

This framework summarizes the recommended components of a comprehensive dietary sodium reduction program, and provides links to existing implementation tools, examples of successful programs and other resources.

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World Health Organization

A document that sets global sodium benchmarks for different food categories to help reduce salt intake using country experiences (released in 2021)

World Health Organization

WHO’s monitoring tool that tracks countries’ progress in implementing policies and programs on population sodium reduction

Pan American Health Organization

Sodium targets for the PAHO region (published 2021)

World Health Organization

A support package to help countries in the European region to initiate or accelerate efforts towards population sodium reduction

Nicole Ide et al

An article identifying high priority strategies that address reduction of sodium intake through home-cooked food, packaged food, food consumed outside the home

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Johns Hopkins School of Public Health

A nine-module online course to help policy makers and health advocates design, plan, and implement global sodium reduction interventions at low- and middle-income countries

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Resolve to Save Lives

Strategies governments can use to reduce salt consumption—including rationale, steps for implementation, resources needed and examples from around the world.

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World Health Organization

A technical package from WHO designed to assist countries with the development, implementation, and monitoring of salt reduction strategies to reduce population salt intake

Shauna M. Downs et al.

An article that identifies a five-step approach for setting sodium level targets in foods in LMICs