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Many states are addressing high blood pressure by working to reduce sodium in the food supply.

  • Arkansas - developed sodium public service announcement directed at consumers
  • Indiana - Johnson County wrote about their sodium initiative in the local newspaper
  • Massachusetts - resources are available on their salt webpage. Includes consumer awareness campaign materials.
  • Minnesota - 2-page fact sheet
  • North Carolina - 2-page fact sheet
  • Oregon - draft food and beverage policy fact sheet
  • Utah has an interactive website for consumers about sodium and its health effects.
  • Washington - revised their Energize Your Meetings guide to address sodium.


The CVH Council has convened a Sodium Practice Group.

CDC has many resources useful to states:


There were several useful sessions on sodium at the 2010 HDSP grantee meeting.

Evaluating Sodium Initiatives

Reducing Sodium Intake - What Are the Policy Opportunities?

The BRFSS Salt Intake Module


Many states, and NACDD, are also members of the National Salt Reduction Initiative, led by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.


Articles of interest:


States and local jurisdictions have begun to address sodium: