WASH study reveals high levels of salt in children's meals

World Action on Salt and Health says children are being served high doses of salt.

FILE:WASH says the recommended maximum salt intake for a child aged four to six should be no more than one gram. Picture: freeimages.com.

JOHANNESBURG - A group of multi-national food franchises have been advised by the World Action on Salt and Health (WASH) group, to reduce the amount of salt in their foods.

The organisation released a study on Tuesday on the high levels of salt in children's meals.

The results suggest that close to five grams of salt is contained in 82 percent of the meals served at most favourite fast food places.

This amounts to as much as ten packets of salted chips.

WASH says the recommended maximum salt intake for a child aged four to six should be no more than one gram.

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