Action on Salt- Salt Awareness WeekAction on Salt - Salt Awareness Week
RNutr Mhairi Brown
We talk to Sonia Pombo, Campaign Manager for Action on Salt to talk all things Salt Awareness Week.
To kick off our podcast series we talk to Sonia Pombo, Campaign Manager for Action on Salt to talk all things Salt Awareness Week.
Mhairi is responsible for developing the influence and profile of Action on Salt and Action on Sugar, to gain impact with Parliament, policy and decision makers. Mhairi is also Programme Manager for our international arm, World Action on Salt, Sugar and Health. Having studied for a BSc in Chemistry with Environmental and Sustainable Chemistry at the University of Edinburgh, Mhairi completed a Masters in International Public Health Nutrition at the University of Westminster. She is a visiting lecturer on nutrition policy at several UK universities and is also a Trustee of the Association for Nutrition.
Sonia studied for a BSc in Molecular Medicine at the University of Sussex before completing a Masters in Nutrition at Kings College London. Since graduating, Sonia has worked for Leatherhead Food Research as a Senior Nutritionist within the Nutrition Research Department, assessing the health benefits of food products through intervention studies, and providing nutritional advice to the food industry. Sonia is now responsible for managing salt reduction campaigns at Action on Salt, including annual Salt Awareness Week, and the award-winning health app FoodSwitch.
Action on Sugar is a group of specialists concerned with sugar and its effects on health. It is successfully working to reach a consensus with the food industry and Government over the harmful effects of a high sugar diet, and bring about a reduction in the amount of sugar in processed foods.
Action on Salt is a group of specialists concerned with salt and its effects on health. We are successfully working to reach a consensus with the food industry and government over the harmful effects of a high salt diet, and bring about a reduction in the amount of salt in processed foods as well as salt added to cooking, and the table. Action on Salt is supported by 22 expert scientific members.
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