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Sodium Reduction Toolkit: A Global Opportunity to Reduce Population-Level Sodium Intake
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is pleased to present the Sodium Reduction Toolkit: A Global Opportunity to Reduce Population–Level Sodium Intake. The toolkit is designed to provide international and national government agencies and public health organizations with a brief overview, tools, and information for developing and implementing sodium reduction programs, policies, and initiatives aimed at lowering sodium intake.


Million Hearts® for Millions of Meals: Reducing Sodium in Home Delivered and Congregate Meals
The webinar features the importance of sodium reduction in meals served to older adults, meeting national recommendations for sodium intake in home delivered and congregate meal settings, and a case study highlighting successful implementation of sodium reduction strategies in the Meals on Wheels program. A discussion around working with food distributors on sodium reduction is also included.

Getting to the Source: Establishing an Independent Restaurants' Relationship with Food Vendors and Suppliers
This video was prepared using footage from the 2011 Sodium Reduction in Communities Program (SRCP) Grantee meeting in the Getting to the Source: Working with Vendors and Suppliers session. Panelists in this session described strategies that state and local health departments should consider when working with restaurants, vendors, and suppliers to reduce sodium in different settings. The topics covered in this video include:

  • Working with Request for Proposals (RFPs), Vendor/Supplier Contracts, and Food Specifications
  • Understanding the Power of Volume and Group Purchasing
  • Creating Consumer Demand/Acceptance

Soundbites: A Webinar Series on Earned Media

Launched in 2011, the Soundbites series provides technical assistance and support to grantees on how to conduct earned media outreach strategies that generate media coverage of public health priorities. To view the archived presentations, click HERE.

Sodium Podcasts

Listen to/view CDC podcasts on your computer or download them to learn about sodium reduction.

Chronic Disease State Policy Tracking Resources

Chronic Disease State Policy Tracking System
The Chronic Disease State Policy Tracking System is a state-based searchable database that provides policy information for preventing and controlling diseases. Currently this database contains nutrition, physical activity, and obesity data. This system provides a single data source for identifying and tracking selected policies in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The database can be used to conduct policy research and help educate public health professionals, researchers, and decision makers about state-level policies and programs to address chronic diseases.

Fact Sheets and Handouts



Practice Stories from the Field

e-Cards: Send a Sodium e-Card

Online Resources—Domestic

Online Resources—International