Dept. of Health rolls out ‘Look Before You Eat’ campaign
New York City's Department of Health and Mental Hygiene's "Look Before You Eat" campaign encourages New Yorkers to be more conscientious when dining out.
Back in June, chain restaurants across the city started placing a salt shaker symbol on menus to mark meals with 2,300 milligrams or more of sodium per serving. According to the department, the average New Yorker consumes nearly 40 percent over the recommended limit of 2,300 milligrams of sodium per day.
To emphasize the campaign, "Look Before You Eat" ads have been placed all across the city, online and on television.
Chain restaurants that do not have the sodium warning icon placed next to the corresponding meals can face up to three different violations, including citations from health inspectors.