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Sodium: Look at the Label

NOTE: FDA has issued final changes to update the Nutrition Facts label for packaged foods. For more information, see Changes to the Nutrition Facts Label.


Sodium: Look at the Label

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Approximately 75% of dietary sodium comes from eating packaged and restaurant foods. Most Americans eat too much sodium, and too much sodium can raise blood pressure – which can have serious health consequences if not treated.

The Nutrition Facts Label is a handy tool you can use every day to see the amount of sodium in packaged foods and beverages and make informed dietary choices. FDA’s education materials show you how! 

WATCH a video: "Don't let your food take you by surprise. Read the label!" 


Less Sodium in Your DietSodium in Your Diet Fact Sheet

A printable backgrounder that offers the basics on sodium’s health effects, easy how-to’s for using the Nutrition Facts Label to reduce sodium intake, and practical tips for getting less sodium through smart dietary choices. Also available in PDF (2.24MB)

Sodium Infographic

An at-a-glance visual tool that includes a handy simple call to action for using the Nutrition Facts Label to reduce sodium intake.

 

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