World Salt Awareness Week
World Salt Awareness Week is held on March 11. This event in the second decade of the month March is annual. Help us
Sodium is key in the operation of all signals within the cells, as well as to and from, the brain. Our body needs about 100 grams of salt for every 40 kilos of weight. Sweat contains between 2.25 and 3.4 grams of salt per liter. Sea turtles cry to get rid of salt excess in their body.
Salt has become a key component of diets worldwide. Most people consume salt through processed foods and/or adding it to meals during the cooking process. Whilst a small amount of salt is necessary for our health, too much of it – i.e., more than 5 grams a day according to the World Health Organization (WHO) – can lead to an increased risk of high blood pressure, heart disease and stroke.
The reduction of salt/sodium consumption is one of the most cost-effective interventions to prevent hypertension and CVDs. PAHO/WHO joins the global community effort sharing technical tools to develop and implement comprehensive policies for salt reduction and key messages to promote healthy practices at home, schools and workplaces.
Similar holidays and events, festivals and interesting facts
Global Economics Day on March 10 (Date in 2023. Celebrated at the International Business Festival [10-11 March, 2022], which takes place in Liverpool, UK every two years. The 2018 Festival celebrated and supported business, through unmissable conferences, seminars and bespoke business brokerage meetings at Exhibition Centre Liverpool for three weeks, bringing a world of business to anticipated crowds of thousands of delegates.The Festival hosted more than 100 individual events organized to promote economic stability and opportunities in a changing world and demonstrate the potential of the international market.);
National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day on March 10 (United States);
World Plumber’s Day on March 11 (initiated by the World Plumbing Council);
World Glaucoma Week on March 11 (March 11 to 17);
European Day of Remembrance for the Victims of Terrorism on March 11 (commemorating the terrorist attacks in Madrid on March 11, 2004, which killed 191 people);
Pediatrician's Day in El Salvador on March 11 (Día del pediatra);
World Day Against Cyber Censorship on March 12 (requested by Reporters Without Borders and Amnesty International in 2009);
Global Brain Awareness Week on March 12 (March 12 to 18);