Health Tip: Skip the Salt in Your Child's Lunch

Suggestions to reduce sodium

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(HealthDay News) -- The average child consumes too much salt each day, and some children even have high blood pressure.

To help avoid these problems, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends:

  • Pack your child's lunch with lower-salt meat, bread, soups and snacks.
  • Include in your child's lunch fresh fruits and veggies, such as carrots, grape tomatoes or snow peas.
  • Let your child help pack lunch, and make the healthiest, lowest-salt choices.

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