Emalie Sparks is a research dietitian at The George Institute for Global Health. Her research focuses on preventing chronic diseases at the population level through nutrition interventions, such as salt reduction and food policy strategies.
Salt intake continues to be high in many countries across the world including India. New studies of salt intake levels from thirteen countries, including India, showed salt intake in all countries is well above the World Health Organization (WHO) recommendation of less than 5 gram per day. The implementation of population-based salt reduction strategies remains a challenge in many low and middle-income countries.