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2007

Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) (provides vouchers to participants for the purchase of specific food items to meet nutritional needs) (USDA/FNS, 2007)

Requires that in certain food categories, foods must be lower in sodium or not have added sodium to qualify as a product that can be purchased with WIC vouchers

Low-income, nutritionally at-risk, pregnant and postpartum women; infants and children up to 5 years

2008

Commodity Distribution Program (FNS, 2008)

Plans to purchase low-sodium canned vegetables with the goal to reduce sodium levels of all canned vegetables to ≤ 140 mg per serving by school year 2010

Children consuming school meals

State and Local (Sodium Labeling Initiatives)b

2008

California

Requires restaurant chains with ≥ 20 outlets statewide to disclose sodium information at point of sale

 

2008

King County (Seattle)

Requires posting of sodium content on menus for restaurant chains with ≥ 15 outlets nationwide or $1 million in annual sales (collectively for the chain); if a menu board is used, nutrition information (including sodium) must be provided at point of ordering

 

2008

Philadelphia

Requires posting of sodium content on menus for restaurant chains with ≥ 15 outlets nationwide

 

2009

Montgomery County (Maryland)

Requires restaurant chains with ≥ 20 outlets nationwide to disclose sodium information (in writing) on the premises, upon request

 

2009

Oregon

Requires restaurant chains with ≥ 15 outlets nationwide to provide sodium information on the premises, upon request

 



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