Study finds kids are eating too much salt

Parents, your kids could be eating a lot more salt than you think.

That's according to a new study by the American Heart Association.

Researchers looked at more than 1,100 prepackaged snacks or meals for toddlers and babies.

More than 75% of the toddler meals, typically microwaveable items like macaroni and cheese or pizza, had more sodium than recommended. 

Some had up to 630 milligrams.

Dr. Warren Levy, a cardiologist says, "Anything out of can, anything with preservatives automatically has high sodium. Anything that's easy for us to make usually has high sodium, but we do need to start paying attention to the high sodium content in the foods we're giving our kids because high blood pressure is starting at a younger and younger age."

The USDA doesn't want toddlers to have more than 1,500 milligrams of sodium a day.

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