FDA Guidelines Target the Sodium Hiding in Our Diets
Category : Culinary Arts
The FDA is encouraging food manufacturers to voluntarily reduce the amount of sodium in their food products. Much of the salt consumed by Americans is not added at the time of consumption, but hidden in the recipe of the food. Read on to learn more about steps various companies are taking to comply to the FDA guidelines. Have Culinary Arts and Food Science students investigate the sodium content of popular meals such as pizza, tacos, prepackaged snacks, or fast food menu items. As a project, have students prepare lower sodium versions of their favorite foods.
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