If the proposal is passed, it would be a first in the country requiring chain restaurants to label menu items that include 2,300 milligrams of sodium or more in an effort to help diners make healthier choices.
The Health Department will propose all chain restaurants add a symbol resembling a salt shaker on menus next to food products that contain more than the recommended daily limit, the AP reports.
City Council Speaker Christine Quinn opposed Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s ban on 16-ounce sodas, but now, she herself has called for a ban on unhealthy food for children.
At the request of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Institute of Medicine reviewed more than 30 recent research papers.
A Connecticut jury awarded $6.5 million Thursday to the family of a man whose death at Danbury Hospital was blamed on excessive sodium, his attorneys said.
Among the products that met their reduced sodium goal include Butterball cold cuts, Heinz ketchup, Starbucks breakfast sandwiches and Teddy Grahams cookies.
Even when pizza is on the menu, school lunches are going to be healthier.
A dash of doubt was added Wednesday to Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s assault on salt. He’s made it one of the calling cards of his administration. But now a new study is taking the idea of cutting sodium with a grain of salt.
Nick DeBenedetto, 49, filed a lawsuit claiming the chain wasn’t upfront about the high-sodium content of its food. The appeals court upheld a lower court’s dismissal of the case.