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How much salt is in your kid's lunch box?

NEED TO KNOW
  • Study claims reducing salt intake could prolong life
  • CDC recommended daily sodium intake is 1500mg for adults

A new study by the American Heart Association puts salt and life expectancy in a new light. It states that eliminating just a fraction of a teaspoon of salt a day for a decade could save half a million lives.

Raising America decided to turn this attention on the diets of our kids and their salt intake.  The results were surprising. Watch as Kyra Phillips and her panel dissect three examples of popular food choices kids eat everyday. 

Watch Raising America every week day at 12 p.m. ET on HLN. And be sure to tweet @KyraHLN with the #RaisingAmerica hashtag or leave your thoughts on Facebook.com

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