Researcher: Sodium reduction in schools alone won’t work

Researcher: Sodium reduction in schools alone won’t work

Researcher sheds light on the role of salt and sweet in taste preferences of children.

Sodium. Speak the word around those in child nutrition, and you’re bound to get an eye roll or some other unfavorable response. USDA-mandated sodium reductions, as specified under the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, have caused all kinds of headaches for directors, manufacturers and policymakers alike. Every week it seems there’s new research that shows how misguided or highly needed these reductions are.

Until recently, no one was talking about how salt affected children’s taste

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