Sodium Reduction in Senior Meals: Lessons from the Field

In September 2010, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention awarded funding for 3 years to the New York State Department of Health (NYS DOH) through the Sodium Reduction in Communities Program. NYS DOH worked with Broome County Health Department and Schenectady County Public Health Services. Broome and Schenectady Counties each partnered with their local Area Agency on Aging to reduce the sodium content in meals offered to seniors in congregate meal sites and home delivered meals programs. This document provides key steps and lessons learned from their successful sodium reduction efforts.