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CDC Telebriefing: New Vital Signs Report - What can be done to help children eat less sodium?

Back from a visit to West Africa with outbreak responders, CDC director will hold media briefing

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Media Advisory

For Immediate Release: Thursday, September 4, 2014
Contact: Media Relations
(404) 639-3286

Transcript | Audio

What

This month’s Vital Signs report looks at sodium intake among U.S. children, as well as the major sources of sodium for children and teens. More than 90 percent of school-aged children, 6-18 years old, eat more sodium than recommended.  Too much sodium puts young people at risk of developing high blood pressure and heart disease in later in life.

Who

Ileana Arias, Ph.D., CDC Deputy Principal Director
Kevin Concannon, USDA Undersecretary for Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services

When

Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at 1 p.m. ET (Content is embargoed until Tuesday at 1pm ET)

Dial-In

Media: 888-795-0855                                
Non-Media: 800-369-1605
INTERNATIONAL: 1-630-395-0331
PASSCODE: CDC Media

Important Instructions 
If you would like to ask a question during the call, press *1 on your touchtone phone. Press *2 to withdraw your question. You may queue up at any time. You will hear a tone to indicate your question is pending.

TRANSCRIPT
A transcript of this media availability will be available following the briefing at CDC’s web site: www.cdc.gov/media.

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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

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