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Sodium on the Nutrition Facts Label

Sodium: Look at the Label Header Image

NOTE: FDA is working with the food industry to make reasonable reductions in sodium across a wide variety of foods so that Americans who want to consume less sodium have an easier time doing so. For more information, see Sodium Reduction.

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Over 70% of dietary sodium comes from eating packaged and prepared foods. Most Americans eat too much sodium. According to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, diets higher in sodium are associated with an increased risk of developing high blood pressure.

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

Less Sodium in Your Diet

Sodium 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 (1.56MB).

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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