Study shows kids are consuming too much salt

Posted at 6:52 PM, Nov 11, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-11 18:52:23-05

Getting kids to eat healthy or make healthy food choices is difficult--especially in a world of fast and convenient.

But the food choices you make for them or they make for themselves may have substantial health problems later in life.

 A new study shows kids are consuming salt above the recommended daily amount, putting them at risk of developing heart problems later in life.

The top culprits include pizza, Mexican food, savory snacks and cheese.  

Courtney Ferreira, a nutritionist who works with pediatric patients at the University of Maryland Medical Center, joined In Focus to discuss how to limit salt from children's diets. 

Watch the above video for more.

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