Campaign launched to reduce intake of salt, sugar and oil

The local health authority has launched a campaign to promote knowledge around controlling salt, sugar and oil intake, while promoting healthy weight, bones and teeth.

The local health authority has launched a campaign to promote knowledge around controlling salt, sugar and oil intake, while enhancing the concept of healthy teeth, healthy weight and healthy bones.

Lectures, group exercises and surveys will be carried out this month on topics like sports, smoking and alcohol control, psychological health, road safety and healthy eating.

Staff working in catering businesses as well as children, teenagers, and home cooks are the main targets of campaign to reduce salt, sugar and oil intake, while children, middle-aged people and the elderly will be educated on dental health and the importance of healthy weight and bones.

The maximum recommended intake of salt for an adult is 6 grams per day, but the average intake for Chinese is 10.6 grams. The national government has announced plans to reduce intake by 10 percent come 2020, and 15 percent by 2025.

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