Study: Kids Getting Too Much Salt
(KTVI) – American kids need to put down the salt shaker. A new CDC study says most kids eat as much salt as adults, about a thousand milligrams more than they should.
A thousand milligrams is about what’s in one Big Mac. The recommended daily salt or sodium intake for kids and adults is no more than one teaspoon a day, or about 2300 milligrams.
Fifteen percent of the kids studied either had high blood pressure or slightly elevated blood pressure because of too much salt.