Salt hides in lunches

HIDDEN salt in the lunchboxes of Sunraysia children could be putting their health at risk.

New research from Heart Foundation and VicHealth’s Unpack the Salt campaign has shown parents are confused about the amount of salt their families should  be ­consuming, with 58 per cent believing their family eats the right amount of salt.

In fact, the majority of Australians consume nearly double the recommended amount of salt. 

We want parents to know that too much salt, whether it’s pink, from the sea or the Himalayas, is harmful for their family’s health

VicHealth chief executive Jerril Rechter

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