How much salt for a twelve month old?

(4 Posts)
Geekster Thu 07-Feb-13 14:57:35

Just wondering what the recommended maximum salt intake is for a twelve month old. We give our DD as little as possible anyway and try to give her home cooked meals. But would like to try new things like baked beans which even the lower salt ones seem to have quite a lot in.

ilovepowerhoop Thu 07-Feb-13 21:38:26

The daily recommended maximum amount of salt children should eat depends on age:

1 to 3 years: 2g salt a day (0.8g sodium)
4 to 6 years: 3g salt a day (1.2g sodium)
7 to 10 years: 5g salt a day (2g sodium)
11 years and over: 6g salt a day (2.4g sodium)

From here

ilovepowerhoop Thu 07-Feb-13 21:39:27
Geekster Fri 08-Feb-13 15:59:37

Thanks

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