Sodium consumption high among US children
A new report from CDC confirms not only do 90 percent of US children eat more than their recommended amounts of sodium, but 40 percent of sodium comes from just 10 common foods.
According to the report, children ages 6-18 eat an average of 3,300 mg of sodium a day. This can be compared to the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans that recommends children consume no more than 2,300 mg of sodium a day.
Common sources of sodium in children’s diets include pizza, bread, cold cuts, savory snacks, sandwiches, cheese, chicken patties, pasta mixed dishes, Mexican mixed dishes and soups.
More information on the CDC report can be found here.