Salt & Sodium

Less sodium canned food Tips to Eat Less Salt and Sodium (PDF | 990 KB)

DHHS. NIH. National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute.

From the NHLBI, find tips for reducing dietary sodium and salt.


MedlinePlus: Dietary Sodium

DHHS. NIH. National Library of Medicine.

Provides a gateway to the latest news and information on the topic of dietary sodium. Offers links to research and related issues. Also in Spanish.


USDA Nutrient Lists -Reports by Nutrients

USDA. ARS. Nutrient Data Laboratory.

Find the sodium content in common foods by using the USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference Nutrient Lists. You can create a list, sorted either alphabetically by food description or in descending order by sodium content in common household measures.


MedlinePlus: Sodium in Diet

DHHS. NIH. National Library of Medicine.

Information related to sodium in the diet, including definition, functions, food sources, side effects, and recommendations. Also in Spanish.


On the Move to Better Heart Health for African Americans

DHHS. NIH. National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute.

Provides information to help you reduce your chances of having a heart attack or stroke by reducing your sodium intake. Includes healthy food choices, cooking ideas, information on shopping and reading food labels. Also in PDF|3.77 MB.


Cut Down on Salt and Sodium (PDF | 415 KB)

DHHS. NIH. National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute.

Explains steps people can take to reduce their sodium intake (in English and Spanish).