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Workplace Toolkit for Sodium Reduction

Most Canadians eat too much sodium every day. Sodium is a part of salt. Eating too much sodium can cause high blood pressure which can lead to increased risk of:

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  • Stroke
  • Heart disease
  • Kidney disease

Help your workplace be more salt savvy!

The following resources can be used to:

  • Increase knowledge and raise awareness about sodium reduction
  • Share ideas and tips on how to eat less salt

Resources

Posters

  • 3 full colour, 8 ½ X 11 sodium reduction posters to put on bulletin boards in a staff room or in elevators.
Small Steps posters

Ready to use newsletter inserts and snack recipe

  • Copies of 5 different newsletter inserts and a low sodium snack recipe are provided. These can be included in a workplace newsletter, or posted on staff bulletin boards to increase knowledge and awareness about how to eat less salt.
Sodium newsletter inserts

Messages for Emails or Paystubs

  • A list of action oriented messages that can be used individually as email messages or paystub inserts.
Paystub or email messages
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What’s Your Sodium IQ on-line quiz

  • An interactive quiz that can be sent out by email, or used as part of a display or event to help employees see how sodium savvy they are.

What’s in That Dish? Fast Food IQ Quiz

  • An interactive quiz that can be provided to employees in hardcopy, or used as part of a display or event to help employees see how restaurant savvy they are.  One copy of the quiz is provided with the answer key.
Sodium Quiz

For more information call
DURHAM REGION HEALTH DEPARTMENT
905-668-7711 OR 1-800-841-2729