Research suggests kids' diets are 'far too salty'

Mar 11, 2014, 1:31 AM EDT
Nestle's reformulation will affect about 5.3 billion portions of cereals sold each year.
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Children in the U.K. are eating far too much salt, with much of it coming from breads and cereals, research suggests. Children should eat less than a teaspoon of salt a day, but 70% of the 340 children in the study published in Hypertension ate more than this. Breads and cereals accounted for more than one-third of the salt in children's diets. A fifth came from meat and one-tenth from dairy products.
Background:
Children's diets 'far too salty' [BBC]
One in 12 children suffering from high blood pressure [Irish Independent]

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