The World Action on Salt and Health (Wash) released a report today on the salt content in children’s fast foods.
The report finds that a South African KFC kiddies meal, which includes a burger and chips, is one of the 10 saltiest meals in a list of more than 160 children’s fast foods.
The report looked at children’s fast foods in 37 countries, which include South Africa.
The Health Department passed a regulation which requires food manufacturers to sell less salty products by June next year.
CapeTalk’s John Maytham spoke to Clare Farrand, Public Health Nutritionist at World Action on Salt & Health (Wash):
If a child eats too much salt it raises their blood pressure and further on in life it increases the risks of strokes and heart problems.— Clare Farrand, Public Health Nutritionist at World Action on Salt & Health (Wash)
Listen to the full conversation on the John Maytham Show: