Put Down The Salt Shaker - NYC Now Labeling All High-Sodium Dishes

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A tiny salt shaker will warn you if the meal you are eating is high in sodium on menus in chain restaurants in New York City.

New York City is the first U.S. city to take a very visible step to combat heart disease and stroke by implementing a big menu change.

Any dish containing more than 2,300 milligrams (0.08 oz) of sodium, the daily limits many nutritionists recommend and about 1 teaspoon of salt, must display a symbol next to the dish's menu item. 

The measure was unanimously approved by the New York City Board of Health in September 2015 and applies only to restaurants with at least 15 establishments across the U.S., and concession stands at some movie theaters and sports stadiums.

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