Average Salt and sodium levels in childrens foodstuffs, and daily intake limits for children.

 

Cereals | Processed foods | Snacks | Biscuits/cakes | Cheese/spreads | Fish and meat

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Average salt and sodium levels in common foodstuffs.
Product
Child's portion
Salt content
Cereals
Coco Pops 30g 0.5g
Nestle Shreddies 30g 0.5g
Muesli 35g 0.08g
Cornflakes 40g 1g
Processed foods
White bread (4 slices) 100g 1.3g
Shepherds pie 200g 2g
Baked beans 225g 2.98g
Chicken curry 200g 2.25g
French fries 100g 2g
Pizza (1 slice) 225g 4.1g
Tomato ketchup 5g 0.2g
Cream of tomato soup 202g 2.5g
Instant sachet soup 25g 2.2g
Spaghetti hoops 210g 2g
Snacks
Twiglets 30g 1.27g
Dry roasted peanuts 30g 0.59g
Crisps 30g 0.5g
Salted peanuts 30g 0.3g
Biscuits & cakes
Jaffa cakes (2) 25g 0.2g
Chocolate digestive (2) 30g 0.33g
Flapjack 100g 0.7g
Chocolate cake (slice) 37g 0.39g
Milk chocolate 30g 0.06g
Plain sponge cake (slice) 37g 0.32g
Cheese and spreads
Mozzarella 30g 0.45g
Cheddar cheese 30g 0.5g
Cottage cheese 30g 0.26g
Slightly salted butter 7g 0.13g
Sunflower spread 10g 0.17g
Dairylea triangle 1 triangle 0.5g
Fish and meat
Cod fish fingers 90g 0.8g
Fresh salmon (cooked) 100g 0.13g
Smoked salmon 56g 2.5g
Beefburger 100g 2g
Chicken nuggets 100g 1.27g
Pork sausages (grilled) 126g 3.4g
Ham 40g 1.2g
Bacon rasher (uncooked) 40g 1.75g
Chicken breast (uncooked) 100g 0.13g
Pork (uncooked) 100g 0.15g
Lamb (uncooked) 100g 0.07g
Beef (uncooked) 100g 0.15g

 

Daily salt and sodium intake limits for children
Age
Reccomended maximum
Current intake Male
Current intake Female
0 - 6 months
less than 1g
Breast milk provides all necessary salt
7 - 12 months
1g
0.8g
0.8g
1-3 years
2g
1.4g
1.4g
4 - 6 years
3g
5.3g
4.7g
7 - 10 years
5g
6.1g
5.5g
11 - 14 years
6g
6.9g
5.8g