Notice of Funding Opportunity Announcement (NOFO) DP16-1607: Sodium Reduction in Communities Program

About 90% of Americans consume too much sodium, increasing their risk of high blood pressure. Americans consume about 3,400 mg of sodium each day, and the majority of sodium consumed is already present in foods before purchase or preparation. Because of this, reducing sodium intake requires increased availability of lower sodium foods.

Through the Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO), DP16-1607: Sodium Reduction in Communities Program, CDC will award approximately $15 million over a five year period to implement and evaluate promising, broad-reaching, and sustainable strategies, while engaging food sector collaborators to facilitate reductions in sodium levels in commercially processed and restaurant foods. The long-term goal of the NOFO is to reduce sodium intake to within the current Dietary Guidelines for AmericansExternal recommendations. Additional outcomes include:

  • Increased implementation of food service guidelines or standards that include sodium;
  • Increased integration of procurement practices to reduce sodium content in purchased items;
  • Increased implementation of food preparation practices to reduce sodium content in meals and/or menu items;
  • Increased implementation of environmental strategies/behavioral economics approaches;
  • Increased availability of lower sodium food products; and
  • Increased purchase or selection of lower sodium food products and/or ingredients by either consumers or large food service operators.

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For more information about the funded entities and their activities visit the Sodium Reduction in Communities Program website.