Sodium Content in Packaged Foods by Census Division in the United States, 2009
BRIEF — Volume 12 — April 2, 2015
|Food type||% Not Meeting FDA Sodium Limit for “Healthy”|
|East North Central||Pacific||South Atlantic|
|Pasta mixed dishes||82.0||83.5||86.7|
|Meat mixed dishes||88.5||93.9||85.6|
Figure. Percentage of packaged food products sold with sodium content higher than the Food and Drug Administration limit for “healthy” food (ie, ≤480 mg per serving for breads, cold cuts, soups, cheese, and savory snacks) or meal (ie, ≤600 mg per serving for pizza, poultry, sandwiches, pasta mixed dishes, and meat mixed dishes), by US Census Division, 2009. Percentages are based on equivalized, sales-weighted estimates (weighted by ounce) to allow comparison of products by common units.
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