Salt and Cardiovascular Risk

Call to Action

Eat better—pledge to reduce sodium. This lesson reviews the link between salt intake and cardiovascular risk. It provides the push needed to break off the love affair with salt and embrace a healthier relationship.


Presentation (PDF)
Presentation with presenter notes (PDF)
Lesson Plan (PDF)
Resource List

Please note the Spanish health lessons are under review. Updated presentation decks and corresponding materials will be made available in the coming year. Please bookmark and check this page frequently to ensure you are using the most current information.


Presentation in Spanish (PDF)
Presentation with presenter notes in Spanish (PDF)
Lesson Plan in Spanish (PDF)
Ambassador Questionnaire in Spanish
Ambassador Questionnaire in Spanish (PDF)

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Get the Scoop on Sodium

Did You Know?

  • Nine out of 10 Americans consume too much sodium.
  • Sodium added to food outside the home accounts for more than two-thirds of total sodium intake in the U.S.
  • More than 70% of sodium consumed is from processed, packaged and restaurant foods.