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Sodium to salt converter
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    Sodium to salt calculator and estimation of the contribution of an individual meal to the recommended maximum daily salt intake for babies, infants, children and adults.
    Weight of meal (grams)
    Sodium concentration (grams/100 grams)*
    Predicted salt intake from meal (grams)**
    Contribution of meal towards meeting recommended maximum daily intake for salt.
    Maximum recommended daily intake of salt (grams)*** % contribution from meal to daily salt allowance
    Babies aged 0-6 months
    <1
    Not calculated
    Babies aged 7-12 months
    1
    Children aged 1- 3 years
    2
    Children aged 4 - 6 years
    3
    Children aged 7- 10 years
    5
    Children aged 11 years and adults 6
    NOTES
    * Refer to label. Sodium can also be expressed in milligrams (mg). There are 1000 mg in 1 gram (g), 500mg = 0.5g.
    ** Sodium represents 39.34 % of the formula weight of sodium chloride. Dividing 100 by 39.34 gives 2.542 which is
    the sodium to salt conversion factor used by the calculator. For more information refer to the FAQs section.
    *** These are the current (2012) maximum recommendations for salt intake in the United Kingdom. Not only is
    less salt presumed to be better but there is a reducing national salt intake target for the UK.
    This information is provided for educational purposes only and is not warranted in any way.
     

     

    NOTE

    This free calculator is intended for educational use only. While I have taken reasonable care to ensure that this calculator works correctly, no warranty is implied or given for the 'free' results generated. You might also be interested in the article on labelling and the food component energy calculator.

    How to cite this article

    Mullan, W.M.A. (2008). [On-line]: Available: Accessed: Modified March 2012.

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