Sanitarium recognises the importance of making foods with a lower sodium (salt) content to help consumers on their health and wellbeing journey. As part of Sanitarium’s Food & Nutrition Policy, minimising sodium is a key factor when developing new products while balancing the overall health and nutrition benefits of ingredients like wholegrains.
Sanitarium has a range of foods and plant-based beverages that already meet the criteria for low in salt (<120mg sodium/100g). Additionally, to provide context to the debate around sodium in the foods available to consumers, it’s important to note data from CSIRO1 reveals that salt in breakfast cereals contributes just 4-5% of a child’s daily sodium intake.
Our commitment to reduce sodium in our products has resulted in a 25% reduction in sodium in Skippy Corn Flakes. Skippy Corn Flakes contains 585mg of sodium per 100g down from 780mg/100g. Weet-Bix Kids, a wholegrain cereal for children 1 to 5 years old, has no added salt making it a clear favourite with consumer health advocates and nutritionists.
As part of our commitment to health foods, Sanitarium’s nutritionists have participated in the Australian Government’s Food and Health Dialogue roundtable on breakfast cereals.
Note: other Sanitarium cereals considered low in sodium include Puffed Wheat, Honey Weets and Light n’ Tasty Macadamia & Honey with Oat Clusters
1 Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation. The 2007 Australian National Children’s Nutrition and Physical Activity Survey Volume Two: Nutrient Intakes. Department of Health and Ageing, Canberra, 2012