Million Hearts for Million Meals: Reducing Sodium in Home Delivered and Congregate Meal Sites

Date Recorded: March 13, 2014

This webinar shows how sodium reduction, meeting national recommendations for sodium intake in home-delivered and congregate meal settings, and successful implementation of sodium reduction strategies in the Meals On Wheels program can contribute to preventing a million heart attacks and strokes by 2017. The webinar will also include a discussion around working with food distributors on sodium reduction.

This webinar will be co-hosted by Million Hearts® and the National Resource Center on Nutrition and Aging (NRC). The NRC is one of the resource centers supported by the Administration for Community Living. Sodium reduction and hypertension control are important components of Million Hearts®, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services initiative co-led by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services. The Administration for Community Living also supports sodium reduction in congregate and home-delivered meal programs to better detect, connect, and control high blood pressure among older adults.

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