For Immediate Release
November 23, 2015; 4:30pm
DPHSS Release No. 2015-089
Nutrition Pledge Signing Ceremony
The Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS) in collaboration with the Non-Communicable Disease (NCD) Consortium will be distributing the first-ever Salt-Reduction trifold table displays at the Seasonal Taste Restaurant of the Westin Resort Guam on Tuesday, November 24, 2015, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
The trifolds will be given to the establishments who committed to take the Pledge to implement the Salt Reduction Initiative by “Removing the Salt Shakers and other salt products (soy sauce, fish sauce, finedene and other salt products) at the dining table and making them available upon customer’s request only.
High salt intake is attributed to the high incidence of chronic diseases such as Hypertension, Cardiovascular Disease, Stroke, Cancer, etc. in our community. Heart disease is the number one cause of death on Guam. The World Health Organization recommends a maximum of 5 grams or 1 teaspoon of salt intake daily.
Food establishments are highly encouraged to support and join this campaign to push the implementation of the Salt Reduction Initiative. For more information, please call the Bureau of Community Health Services at 735-7336.