Sodium Reduction Resources for Communities and Worksites
Thank you for all you are doing to build healthier communities and worksites. Together, we’re creating healthier employees and families, but we need your help to do more!
Our goals are to decrease obesity and improve rates of chronic disease for all West Virginians. One of the ways we do this is through a CDC Grant addressing obesity, school health, diabetes, high blood pressure and related chronic diseases. Strategies within this grant include promoting the adoption of physical activity and implementing nutrition standards in worksites.
For many, excess sodium is a hidden obstacle to a healthy diet. The average West Virginia diet has more than twice the recommended sodium intake to maintain a healthy blood pressure (American Heart Association). The well@work West Virginia Healthy Worksite Initiative seeks to raise awareness of sodium intake and excess sodium’s impact on health.
We invite you to use the resources on this page to help reduce sodium use in your worksite. For more information, please contact Dasheema Jarrett, or call 304-356-4216.