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New York menu sodium warnings temporarily halted by judge

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

A New York appellate judge has temporarily stopped New York City from enforcing a new rule requiring chain restaurants from posting warnings about menu items high in sodium.

Judge David Freedman’s injunction was an eleventh-hour victory for the National Restaurant Association, a trade group that sued […]

Sodium ruling continues to allow New York City to require warning labels on menu items

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

A New York Supreme Court ruling on Wednesday allows New York City to continue to require certain chain restaurants to place high-sodium warning labels on select menu items, according to the city’s health department.

The city’s rule, which went into effect Dec. 1, requires restaurants with more […]

Study fuels polarized debate on salt consumption

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

A study released this week is fueling the polarized debate on sodium consumption and health outcomes and is already being used as fodder in the New York City court fight over high-sodium menu warning icons.

The research, published in the International Journal of Epidemiology online Wednesday, […]

CDC: Sodium intake remains high among most Americans

BY AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Most Americans continue to consume too much sodium despite dietary guidelines or existing health conditions, according to a report released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

About nine in 10 U.S. adults and children eat more than the daily recommended amount of sodium, […]

January 7th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Healthy Living, Sodium|Tags: , |1 Comment

New York City to require sodium warnings on some chain restaurant menus

BY AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

New York City begins a new era in nutritional warnings on Tuesday by requiring many chain restaurants to post a warning label on menu items that have high sodium content.

The rule – believed to be the first of its kind in the country – requires […]

New York City salt proposal moves forward

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

The public has had its say, and now New York City health officials have the next month to determine whether Olive Garden, Applebee’s and other chain restaurants in the city must place warning labels on high-sodium menu items.

The proposed rule, introduced by the city’s Board of […]

July 31st, 2015|Categories: Blog, Uncategorized|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Eating too much salt, even gradually, raises blood pressure

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

People who gradually increase the amount of salt in their diet, along with people who habitually eat a higher-salt diet, face an increased risk of high blood pressure, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association.

In a Japanese study of […]

July 29th, 2015|Categories: Blog, Uncategorized|Tags: , , |3 Comments

New York to consider sodium warning labels

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

New York could become the first city in the nation to put warning labels on high-sodium items on chain restaurant menus.

Under a proposal  presented Wednesday at a New York City Board of Health public meeting, any restaurant chain with 15 or more locations must add […]

June 9th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |1 Comment

Too much sodium on restaurant menus

Restaurant fare is notorious for being loaded with sodium. Now a new study finds restaurants are also serving up very sodium-dense foods.

The results, published Thursday in the Journal of Food Composition and Analysis, showed that regular menu items had an average of 2,196 milligrams of sodium per 1,000 calories […]

Nutrition panel releases dietary guidelines advisory report

The nation’s top nutrition panel released its advisory report Thursday setting target levels for sodium, saturated fats and added sugars – recommendations that eventually could shape public policy, including school lunches, how food manufacturers craft their products and diet advice.

The recommendations from the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee go next to […]

February 19th, 2015|Categories: Blog, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |1 Comment
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