All salt has a lot of sodium and it is in most of the foods we eat – a lot in some and a little in others. Answering the following questions will help you determine how much sodium you consume each day.
Age:     (4 and up)
Sex
First tell us how often you eat in restaurants
Lunch/dinner from quick-service or fast-food restaurants (eat-in or take-out)
e.g., Tim Horton's, Subway, McDonald's, Starbucks, Pizza Pizza, privately-operated cafes and cafeterias.
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Lunch/dinner from table-service restaurants (eat-in or take-out)
e.g., Swiss Chalet, Pizza Hut, Cora's, East Side Mario's, privately-operated restaurants like fine dining, Chinese Indian or Thai restaurants.
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Breakfast from quick-service or fast-food restaurants (eat-in or take-out)
Don't count if you only have beverages.
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Breakfast from table-service restaurants (eat-in or take-out)
Don't count if you only have beverages.
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Now tell us how often you eat these foods prepared or eaten at home
Bread products
e.g., bread, bagels, English muffins, buns, croissants, flatbreads, croutons.
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Baked goods
e.g., cookies, muffins, scones, doughnuts, cakes, brownies, pie, danishes, Pop Tarts.
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Breakfast cereal & hot instant cereal
Don't count shredded cereals (e.g., Shredded Wheat) or hot cereal made from scratch.
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Processed meat products
e.g., luncheon meats, cured meats, sausages, hot dogs, jerky, bacon, baked ham.
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Frozen or pre-seasoned meat, poultry & fish
e.g., frozen burgers, meatballs, frozen breaded fish, smoked salmon, chicken burgers, nuggets, wings.
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Canned tuna and salmon & smoked fish
Include sardines, herring, and imitation seafood.
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Cheese eaten alone or with other food
Include cheese on sandwiches and with other meals like lasagna or hamburgers.
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Milk as a hot or cold drink & milk in cereal
Include milk alternatives like soy or almond milk, and café latte, cappuccino and hot chocolate from home or a restaurant.
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Canned vegetables, legumes, pickles & olives
e.g., chick peas, kidney beans, lentils, refried beans. Don't count canned baked beans with sauce.
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Add a dash or shake of salt to food
Include salt added at the table at each meal, and salt that was added during cooking.
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Condiments & dips
e.g., salad dressing, mayonnaise, ketchup, relish, BBQ sauce, soy sauce, hummus, dips for chips or veggies, plum sauce, salsa.
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Prepared sauces & marinades
e.g., pasta sauce, gravy, curry paste, seasoning mixes.
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Pasta and rice dishes with sauce/seasonings, and packaged mashed/scalloped potatoes and stuffing dishes
e.g. macaroni and cheese, pasta side dishes, seasoned instant rice dishes.
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Frozen appetizers & side dishes
e.g., Frozen french fries, spring rolls, sausage rolls, cheese sticks, perogies. Don't count chicken wings or frozen vegetables.
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Frozen entrees & meals
e.g., pasta dishes like lasagna, stuffed meat and poultry, a "TV dinner".
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Canned chili, stew & pasta or baked beans with sauce
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Pizza or pizza snacks
Include packaged and made-from scratch pizza. Don't count pizza from a restaurant
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Soup, broth, oriental noodles & bouillon
Include soups and bouillon added to recipes. Don't count soups with broth made from scratch.
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Salty snack foods
e.g., potato chips, pretzels, popcorn, peanuts, other nuts.
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