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Sodium Reduction in Distributive Meals Through Speed–Scratch Cooking


Five smiley faces serve as rating points on a 5-point Likert scale to assess client reaction to lower-sodium versions of mashed potatoes and scalloped potatoes: 1, really do not like; 2, do not like; 3, neither like nor dislike; 4, like; and 5, really like.


Survey tool used in Marion County Public Health Department’s Sodium Reduction in Communities Program. A predetermined level of 75% (Likert score of 3.75) was the goal for consumer acceptability on taste tests.

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