The Dietary Guidelines for Americans is the Nation’s go-to source for nutrition advice. Published every 5 years for public health professionals, each edition of the Dietary Guidelines reflects the current body of nutrition science. These recommendations help Americans make healthy food and beverage choices and serve as the foundation for vital nutrition policies and programs across the United States.
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If you’ve ever worked with patients to help them cut down on sodium, you probably know they need focused strategies and tools to stay on track.
Fortunately, a new resource based on the Dietary Guidelines for Americans can help patients find ways to limit sodium in their diets. Share Cut Down on Sodium [PDF – 821 KB] (also available in Spanish [PDF – 821 KB]) with your patients to help them understand:
The relationships between sodium, blood pressure, and heart disease
Recommendations for limiting sodium intake
What foods are high in sodium
How to find choices lower in sodium
The resource also includes 5 specific strategies and tools people can use to reduce their sodium intake with small changes.…
Use this toolkit to educate patients, clients, and other professionals. Get ready-to-use tips, conversation starters, patient handouts, and more.
Review the Advisory Committee’s Report, which helped inform the 2015–2020 Dietary Guidelines developed by HHS and USDA.