I received the following letter from Michael F. Jacobson, the Executive Director of the Center for Science in the Public Interest and wanted to share it with you in the hope that you, too, will help save lives by taking action in the fight against the high levels of sodium in our food supply. In under a minute, you can help make a difference. And the best part, you can do it from the comfort of your own home - in your pajamas!
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is calling for public comments to help
determine if it will take the necessary steps to reduce sodium levels in our
food supply. Please send a message today to tell the FDA to make sodium
reduction a top national public health priority! The deadline to submit
your comments to the FDA is this Friday, January 27, 2012.
Today’s average daily sodium consumption for all adults is an astounding
4,000 milligrams (mg). According to the 2010 Dietary Guidelines, almost half of
all Americans should consume no more than 1,500 mg per day. It is not hard to
see why health experts agree that Americans are consuming far too much sodium.
High levels of sodium consumption contribute to hypertension and an increased
risk of stroke and cardiovascular disease. Reducing per capita intake of sodium
in half would save 150,000 lives per year and billions in health care costs.
Take action via the following link from the Center for Science in the Public Interest!
Send your message to the FDA today!
Thank you and good evening!