Why watch salt?
Alongside sweet, sour, bitter and savoury, salt is one of our 5 main tastes and is a flavour that most people enjoy. However, eating too much salt over time can lead to various health issues such as high blood pressure, which in turn triples the risk of heart disease and stroke.
It is recommended that adults eat no more than 6g of salt each day and that children eat less. The good news is that you can lower your salt intake by being aware of the salt content of the foods you and your family eat. Having an active lifestyle and a healthy balanced diet can help you and your family to better health too!
Take a look at our helpful guide below to find the maximum salt intake for your little ones.
||Recommended salt intake|
|0 to 6 months
||Less than 1g of salt a day (0.4g sodium)|
|7 to 12 months
||1g of salt a day (0.4g sodium)|
|1 to 3 years
||2g of salt a day (0.8g sodium)|
|4 to 6 years
||3g of salt per day (1.2g sodium|
|7 to 10 years
||5g of salt per day (2g sodium)|
|11 and over
||6g of salt a day (2.4g sodium)|
Did you know?
- Most people consume more that 6g of salt each day, in fact people in the UK consume on average 8.6g every day!
- Most of the food we eat already contains salt so it’s always worth checking your labels. However not adding salt in cooking or at the table can also help cut your salt intake.
Check the Morrisons labels
To make it easier for you to keep an eye on your salt intake, all of the labels on our products provide information about the amount of salt in them.
On the front of pack the Reference Intakes (RI’s) will tell you how much salt is in the food you’re eating. This will also tell you how much salt the food contributes to your Reference Intakes (RI’s) for salt, which is 6g.
What’s a little?
0.3g of salt per 100g is a little.
What’s a lot?
More than 1.5g of salt per 100g is a lot.