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Randomised controlled trial
Primary school education programmes can decrease child salt intake
  1. Meaghan Christian
  1. Leeds Beckett University, Leeds, UK
  1. Correspondence to : Dr Meaghan Christian, School of Health and Wellbeing, Leeds Beckett University, City Campus, Calverley Street, Leeds LS1 3HE, UK; m.s.christian{at}

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Implications for practice and research

  • The trial found that children who shared educational interventions with parents had an impact on the child and family salt intake.

  • Educational programmes to help reduce salt intake could assist in decreasing the prevalence of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in China.

  • Further research needs to be undertaken to explore if similar educational programmes could be successfully implemented in different countries and contexts.


Educating children about low salt intake could have significant effects on their long-term health by preventing them from developing hypertension and CVD in later life.1 ,2 For children 7–11 years of age the …

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  • Competing interests None declared.