ABOUT four-fifths of primary schools in Hong Kong will be getting lunches with
less salt from September onwards. The Department of Health (衞生署) is widening a low-sodium lunchbox scheme to all primary schools that have contracts
with lunchbox suppliers.
In 2016, the health department began a pilot programme to lower the salt content in lunchboxes. The project was successful at the tested schools.
That is why this year the health department is working with 13 lunchbox suppliers to push the Salt Reduction Scheme for School Lunches.
According to the World Health Organisation, too much sodium leads to strokes and cardiovascular diseases
(This article is published on Goodies on 25 September 2017)