open season on salt and the shaker is pointed at kids. A
recently released study from the U.S. Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention (CDC) found that about 90 percent of
children 6-18 years old eat too much sodium, more than 3,300
milligrams in the form of salt daily, mainly in processed
foods. Diets high in sodium, the CDC, says, can lead to high
blood pressure, which can lead to other diseases.
study found that more than 40 percent of the sodium kids get
comes from common foods including:
Pizza; bread and rolls
cuts and cured meats
Sandwiches like cheeseburgers
Snacks, such as chips
Chicken patties, nuggets, and tenders.