Sodium intakes in New Zealand

Sodium intakes in NZ

Did you know it’s Salt Awareness Week? As Kiwis we eat far more salt than is needed for good health, which increases our risk for high blood pressure and cardiovascular disease. Seeing as cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of preventable death and disability in Aotearoa, this is important stuff. Check out the links below to see what Senior Heart Foundation NZ Fellow Dr Helen Eyles and the team have been working on.


Energy, sodium, sugary and saturated fat content of New Zealand fast-food products and meal combos in 2020


Measuring children’s sodium and potassium intakes in New Zealand:  A pilot study


Say what? What are children in New Zealand eating?