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What are the right levels of salt intake?

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I am really worrying about salt levels in my sons food and just wondered what the recommended guideline was for this age group.  He is 18 months. Michael eats plenty of fruit and veggies but I worry about hidden salts in cheese, bread, meats and sauces etc and the effect this may have upon him.

Do you worry about this or am I over thinking this one? What kind of foods does your toddler eat on a typical day?

Hope you can help me out with this one
asked in Eating & Mealtime by Francesca (248 points)

1 Answer

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There’s no need to add salt to your baby’s food. Babies need only a very small amount of salt: less than 1g (0.4g sodium) a day until they are 12 months. Your baby’s kidneys can’t cope with more salt than this.

***copied from babycenter.com***

answered by bcpotts (7,692 points)
hope it helps, somewhat?!