On Tuesday, ABA recognized IOM Sodium Committee for their review findings, Sodium Intake in Populations: Assessment of Evidence. The IOM committee reviewed the latest data on sodium consumption and health outcomes and concluded that evidence does not support current efforts to recommend reducing sodium below 2300 mg per day for the general population, including subgroups identified in the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. This outcome will be particularly important given the 2015 Dietary Guidelines review is beginning soon. Last fall, ABA and the Snack Food Association, (SFA), along with other organizations, were strategic in raising concerns about the lack of balance among Committee members. We were pleased that IOM recognized and addressed those concerns by including additional expertise on the Committee.
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