Sodium

Sodium

Welcome to the Sodium topic site. This project consists of two (2) separate projects:

The Harms at Extremes of Sodium Intake project was published in 2014. Highlights of this project include: 
  • Behind both the importance of the nutrient and the controversy concerning its intake is the fact that high sodium intakes increase the risk of elevated blood pressure which is known to be associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD). Until quite recently, the principal outcome variable in both epidemiological and interventional studies of varying sodium intakes had been blood pressure rather than CVD which is covered in this project.
  • Two (2) sub-topic areas of Congestive Heart Failure Population and General Population with seven (7) evidence analysis questions.
  • Expand the Project Team sub-sections for a listing of individuals who worked on this project.

The Sodium project was published in 2009. Highlights of this project include:
  • Target audience of adults and children.
  • Five (5) sub-topics with 15 evidence analysis questions. Use the links on the left to access the conclusions.
  • Expand the Project Resources section for information on products developed on this topic.

Use the links on the left to access the content.
  • Project Team - Sodium 2009
    The following individuals contributed their valuable time and expertise to this project:

    Workgroup Members
    • Debra Krummel, PhD, RD, Chair
    • Tatyana El-Kour, MS, RD
    • Anne 'Christy' Hummell, MS, RD, CNSD, LD
    • Vijaya Juturu, PhD, FACN
    • Janelle Peralez, MPH, RD
    • Marilyn Schorin, PhD, MPH, RD, FADA
    • Barbara Wakeen, MA, RD, LD
    Project Manager
    • Tami A. Piemonte, MS, RD
    Lead Analysts
    • Diane DellaValle, MS, RD (starting March 2009)
    • Joanne Spahn, MS, RD, FADA, (until March 2009)
    Evidence Analysts
    • Stephanie Allshouse, MS, RD
    • Christina Byrnes, MS, RD
    • Sandra Schlicker, MS, RD
    • Jennifer Shoemaker, MS, RD, LD/N
    • Alice Thomson, MS, MPH, RN, RD
    • Janet Yarrow, MS, RD
    Academy Staff
    • Deborah Cummins, PhD
    • Kari Kren, MPH, RD
    • Esther Myers, PhD, RD
    Financial Contributor
    • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

    Disclosures of Potential Conflicts of Interest: In the interest of full disclosure, the Academy has adopted the policy of revealing relationships workgroup members have with companies that sell products or services that are relevant to this topic. Workgroup members are required to disclose potential conflicts of interest by completing the Academy Conflict of Interest Form. It should not be assumed that these financial interests will have an adverse impact on the content, but they are noted here to fully inform readers.
    • None of the workgroup members listed above disclosed potential conflicts.
  • Project Team - Harms at Extremes of Sodium Intake (2014)
    The following individuals contributed their valuable time and expertise to this project:

    Workgroup Members
    • Jessie Pavlinac, MS, RD, CSR, LD, Chair
    • Robert Heaney, MD, FASN
    • Nancy Munoz, DCN, MHA, RDN, LDN
    • Desiree de Waal, MS, RD, CD
    Lead Analysts
    • Sue Benson-Davies, PhD, DCN, MPH, RD, LN
    • Mei Chung, MPH
    Project Manager
    • Mujahed Khan, MBA, RD
    Evidence Analysts
    • Christiane Meireles, PhD, RD, LD
    • Diane DellaValle, PhD, RD
    Academy Staff
    • Paula J. Ziegler, PhD, RD, LD
    Financial Contributors
    • ConAgra Foods, Inc.
    • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

    Disclosures of Potential Conflicts of Interest: In the interest of full disclosure, the Academy has adopted the policy of revealing relationships workgroup members have with companies that sell products or services that are relevant to this topic. Workgroup members are required to disclose potential conflicts of interest by completing the Academy Conflict of Interest Form. It should not be assumed that these financial interests will have an adverse impact on the content, but they are noted here to fully inform readers.
    • None of the workgroup members listed above disclosed potential conflicts.
  • Project Resources
    The following resources were developed:
    • Sodium Project Presentation - this 37-slide MS PowerPoint presentation includes all the conclusion statements and grades of the Sodium 2009 EAL project. Ideal for you to use for meetings, in-service presentations and classes (not designed for the consumer). Click to order.