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New York City can now enforce sodium warnings on menus

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

New York City health officials can begin enforcing a rule that requires chain restaurants throughout the city to post warnings on all menu items high in sodium, according to a state appellate ruling issued Thursday.

The decision by the state’s Appellate Division, First Department, upholds a […]

Experts criticize new study about salt consumption

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

A new study suggests reducing excessive salt benefits some people with high blood pressure, but low-sodium diets don’t help people with lower risks for heart disease, stroke or death – findings that were quickly criticized by medical experts as unreliable due to faulty scientific methods.

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Nestlé promises to lower sodium in products

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

The world’s largest food and beverage company is speeding up its efforts to reduce the amount of sodium in its products, which include popular brands such as Hot Pockets, Lean Cuisine and Gerber.

Currently, less than half of Nestlé’s foods fit into a dietary pattern of […]

Food giant Mars to lower sodium, urges FDA to issue guidelines

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Uncle Ben is trying to look out for your health.

Last week, Mars Food, which makes the popular brand of Uncle Ben’s rice products, pledged to lower the sodium content in its processed foods by an average of 20 percent by 2021. It also called on […]

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