Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Program

Too much sodium is bad for your health.

Too much sodium is bad for your health. It can increase your blood pressure and your risk for a heart attack and stroke. Heart disease and stroke are the first and third killers of men and women in North Dakota each year.

Actions You Can Take

To reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke -

     ● Know your recommended limits for daily sodium intake.
     ● Choose foods like fresh fruits and vegetables.
     ● Read the nutrition facts panel of the foods you purchase and purchase foods that are low in sodium.
     ● Ask for foods with no or low salt at restaurants.

The CDC Division for Heart Disease & Stroke Prevention has developed a Sodium Reduction Toolkit that includes a variety of fact sheets and a PowerPoint Presentation (plus script) for national, state and local partners. To view the toolkit components, click on a link below:

Sodium: the facts

Sodium: questions and answers

Sodium: eResources

Sodium: point counterpoint

Sodium Reduction: state and local action opportunities (ppt)

Sodium: powerpoint script







Division of Chronic Disease

North Dakota Department of Health

State of North Dakota