Health Days 2023

World Salt Awareness Week

Every year, the Organization of work on Salt organizes a "World Salt Awareness Week" to help raise awareness of harmful impacts of too much salt on our health. The annual campaign is our chance to speak directly to general public, highlighting the hidden salt in our favorite food products and encouraging those who consider salt essential in their food and their children's food to act. The first official Salt Awareness Week was in 2008, with the objective of raising awareness of salt sources in diet. A decade later, the objective of reducing salt consumption is still on the agenda.

  • Awareness and education on salt reduction
  • Provide access to affordable food systems for all, and prevent deaths and illnesses from diet-related diseases.
  • According to World Health Organization, about 2.5 million deaths could be prevented each year if global salt consumption was reduced to less than 5 grams per day.
  • Highlight the urgent need for food and beverage manufacturers to reduce the amount of salt in their products.

  • Too much salt increases the risk of high blood pressure, heart attacks and other circulatory diseases. There can be a lot of hidden salt in our diets, with most of our consumption coming from packaged foods. You can act simply by checking the labels on your food and cutting out processed snacks from your diet. These small steps can make a big difference in maintaining a healthy heart and diet."
  • World Health Organization (WHO) recommends consuming less than 5 grams of salt per day
  • Excess salt intake is a major risk factor for high blood pressure, which in turn leads to cardiovascular disease and strokes.
  • Salt intake is also linked to kidney disease, osteoporosis, stomach cancer, and obesity.

Official Date:
Globally: March 8th -14th, 2023 
Locally:  Shaaban 16th -22nd, 1444H

     "Get rid of the habit!"


Last Update : 16 January 2023 03:18 PM
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