DID YOU KNOW 80% OF ALL THE SODIUM WE EAT COMES FROM PROCESSED/PACKAGED FOODS OR MEALS FROM RESTAURANTS?
LEARN ABOUT HOW TO MAKE THE HEALTHIER CHOICE AMONG THE FOODS YOU LOVE.
Partnership for a Healthier Johnson County and Esperanza Ministries have planned and implemented strategies to reduce sodium intake among Johnson County residents through improved systems and environmental changes collaboratively with local restaurants, grocers and community providers.
View Power Point on this local project.
High sodium intake has been linked to increased risk for high blood pressure which can increase the risk for heart attack or stroke. In 2009, 31% of all Indiana adults (about 1 out of 3) reported having high blood pressure. Many Americans consume nearly twice the maximum USDA Recommended Daily Allowance and don't even realize it. Most of this sodium is through processed foods and restaurant foods.
THANKS TO OUR LOCAL PARTNERS:
Local restaurants and grocers are onboard to identify foods that are a healthier choice and contain less sodium. Creating awareness that about 80% of all the salt we eat comes from processed/packaged foods or meals from restaurants, will enable customers to make healthier choices.
Little Mexico Restaurant, 997 E County Line Rd, Ste. I, Greenwood, Indiana
Margaritas Mexican Restaurant, 1675 W Smith Valley Rd, Greenwood, IN 46142
Table Top Cards are placed in each of these restaurants
Tienda Morelos (grocer-(#3)), 5430 E Washington, Suite 108, Indianapolis, IN
Labeling on tortillas, beans, rice, etc. indicate the healthier choice when buying these items.
Read what the Centers for Disease Control says about lowering your sodium intake and how it can lead to reduction in blood pressure and risk for heart attack or stroke. http://www.cdc.gov/salt/index.htm Link in Spanish: http://www.cdc.gov/DHDSP/spanish/fs_sodium_spanish.htm
Link in Spanish: http://www.cdc.gov/DHDSP/spanish/fs_sodium_spanish.htm