Salt Lick Award

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The Salt Lick Award is an award given to Canadian manufacturers of foods that demonstrate high sodium levels. The name refers to salt licks.

Purpose and History[edit]

The award is given by the Canadian Stroke Network, the Canadian Obesity Network and the Advanced Foods and Materials Network. Some of the baby and toddler foods examined by the two groups had no added sodium, while other foods had levels considered excessive.[1] The Salt Lick Award is part of World Salt Awareness Week.[2]


  • 2010 - Gerber Graduates Lil' Entrees (Chicken & Pasta Wheel Pickups)[1][3]
  • 2009 - Canadian pizza producers[4]
  • 2008 - A&W (Chubby Junior Kids' Meal)[5]


  1. ^ a b "Gerber toddler meal too salty: stroke group". CBCNews Health. CBC News. 2 February 2010. Retrieved 2 April 2011. 
  2. ^ He, Feng J.; Katharine H. Jenner; Clare E. Farrand; Graham A. MacGregor (2011). "World Salt Awareness Week". The Journal of Clinical Hypertension. 13 (3): no–no. ISSN 1524-6175. doi:10.1111/j.1751-7176.2010.00417.x. 
  3. ^ "2010 Canadian "Salt Lick Award" Goes to Gerber Graduates" (Press release). Marketwire. Feb 2, 2010. Retrieved 12 February 2010. 
  4. ^ "2009 Canadian "Salt Lick Award" goes to the country’s pizza producers". Canadian Obesity Network. Retrieved 12 February 2010. 
  5. ^ "A&W given award for most salt content in kid's meals". CBC News. January 29, 2008. Retrieved 12 February 2010.