Food Establishment Sodium Resources
Consumers love choice, and many of them want to choose lower sodium foods when they dine out. As a food service owner, operator, or manager, you may be thinking: "How can I respond to my customers’ preferences for lower sodium in my menu items?"
Most American adults should consume no more than 1,500 mg of sodium per day. Too much sodium can raise blood pressure and can lead to heart attack and stroke. Many restaurant meals can meet or exceed an entire day’s worth of sodium in just one sitting.
How Sodium Savvy is your food service establishment?
Take the quiz below an find out. Whether you answer "yes" or "no" to the questions, offering lower sodium, heart-healthy menu options can help you gain loyal customers - and help those customers lead longer, healthier lives while still enjoying delicious meals. Then take a look at the links below for additional resources that can help you become SODIUM SAVVY!
How does your food service establishment stack up on Sodium?
Count your YES answers....
0-5: Sodium Aware. You could use some help getting started.
6-10: Sodium Friendly. Your'e doing pretty well.
11-14: Sodium Savvy. You're doing great. Keep up the good work and share your lessons learned with others!