WHEREAS, There is general agreement that a reduction of sodium intake is indicated in the management of the hypertensive patient; and
WHEREAS, The general population is unaware of the high sodium content of many common foods, e.g., canned condensed soups (for many over 1,000 mgm per serving), T.V. dinners (1,000 to 2,000 mgm per dinner for many), meat pies (2,000 mgm) and many canned food products, salad dressings (2,000 to 3,000 mgm per tablespoon full); and
WHEREAS, Hypertension victims should be able to count their sodium intake as do calorie counters for control of their obesity, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That the Arizona Legislature be petitioned to send a request to the President of the United States requesting that he take action to encourage the Food and Drug Administration to enact regulations for the labeling of sodium content of foods not later than September 30, 1983; and, be it further
RESOLVED, To petition the Arizona State Legislature to enact legislation requiring that foods processed in Arizona be labeled for sodium content not later than January 1, 1984.