Some consumers have been advised by a healthcare professional to reduce their sodium consumption. Managing sodium intake can seem daunting, but there are some surprisingly simple ways people can reduce the amount of sodium they consume as part of a healthful diet.
The percent Daily Value (DV) on the Nutrition Facts panel can help you determine how an individual item can fit into your daily diet. If the amount of sodium in one serving of food contains five percent or less of the DV for sodium, it is considered low while 20 percent or more is considered high.
Also see the July 2009 Food Insight article: The Story of Sodium. For more information about what consumers think and do about sodium, see Consumer Sodium Research: Concern, Perceptions and Action.