Thurston County Public Health & Social Services works
with worksites and local independent food service
establishments to reduce the sodium content of food choices
available to their employees and customers. Participants of
the Thurston County Reducing Sodium for Health project work
with a registered dietitian to make menu modifications that
reduce the overall sodium content of food choices.
Registered dietitians are trained experts in food and
nutrition and are provided at no cost to project partners.
As the intake of sodium increases, so does blood
pressure. High blood pressure increases the risk for heart
disease and stroke, which are two leading causes of death in
Thurston County. By participating in this sodium reduction
program you can help increase the availability of lower
sodium foods in our community. Eating foods lower in sodium
helps reduce blood pressure.
The Thurston County Reducing Sodium for Health project is
funded by a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Sodium Reduction in Communities grant through the Washington
State Department of Health.
Two worksites currently participating in the projects
- Bienvenue Café at the
Washington State Department of Labor and Industries in
- Department of Ecology Cafe at the Washington State
Department of Ecology in Lacey, WA
- Providence St. Peter Hospital Café
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