An initiative to increase awareness about the importance and ways to cook common foods with less salt

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About the Challenge

What is the Challenge about?

National Low Salt Cooking Challenge is an opportunity for aspiring chefs and nutritionists to prepare healthy, wholesome, appealing, low-salt Indian meals from various regions.

Why are we doing this challenge?

Excess salt consumption has adverse impact on heart health. Since most salt consumption comes from home cooked foods, we are challenging chefs to develop low salt and tasty home cooked recipes.

Who can participate?

Aspiring chefs, nutritionists, dieticians, and students studying culinary science, nutrition or dietetics are invited to be part of the National Low Salt Cooking Challenge.

When will it be conducted?

The submissions are open for Category A from 27th January until 15th February, 2021 and Category B from 16th February until 21st February, 2021. Submit your entries today!

Where will it be conducted?

It is first-of-its-kind completely virtual cooking event where participants will submit recipes online to participate.

How will the winners be judged?

National Low Salt Cooking Challenge will have three rounds of evaluation and participants will be judged by an esteemed jury at the regional and national level based on a complete meal prepared by the team.

Important Dates

27 January 2021 Inauguration, masterclass and announcement of dates
27 January 2021 Submission opens for Category A
15 February 2021 Submission deadline for Category A
16 February 2021 Submissions open for Category B
21 February 2021 Submission deadline for Category B
01 March 2021 Result announcement - 1st Round
08 March 2021 Result announcement - 2nd Round
12 March 2021 3rd Round and Culmination/Award Ceremony on the occasion of World Salt Awareness Week (8 to 14 March, 2021)

Participation Guidelines

You can participate in any one of the following categories

Category A: Team of 4 members (one of each)

Mentor Chef

Expert in Culinary Science

Mentor

Nutritionist/Dietician/Food Technologist/Public Health Nutritionist/any other professionals from the field related to food and nutrition

Student

Culinary Science

Student

Nutrition/Dietetics/Food Technology/Public Health Nutrition/any other from food and nutrition related courses

CATEGORY B: Team of 2 members (one of each)

Mentor

Experienced Chef or Nutritionist/ Dietician/Food Technologist/ Public Health Nutritionist/any other professionals from the field related to food and nutrition

Student

Culinary science/ Nutrition/Dietetics/Food Technology/Public Health Nutrition/any other from food and nutrition related courses

All team members should be the members/ambassadors/registered on the website of NetProFaN. No participant will be entitled to participate in more than one team.

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Resources

guide
Behavior Change Communication to Reduce Salt Use
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guide
Reduce Salt in Foods Prepared Outside the Home
Download
technical package
The SHAKE Technical Package for Salt Reduction
Download
Factsheet
Sodium Content in Processed Foods in India
Download
Factsheet
Reducing Salt; Saving Lives
Download
Guide
Sodium Intake for Adults and Children
Download
Guide
Sodium Reduction Counselling Guide
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Guide
Salt Reduction Guide for Patients
Download
poster
Aaj se Thoda Namak Kam 
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poster
High Salt - The Hidden "Silent Killer"
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Join the Conversation

Primary Hashtag
#LowSaltCookingChallenge
Secondary Hashtags
#AskForLowSalt
#EatRightWithLowSalt
#EveryGrainCounts
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Assets

Are you ready to take up a #NationalLowSaltCookingChallenge? Join the conversation on how to cook tasty meals with less salt. #EatRightWithLowSalt #EveryGrainCounts #AskForLowSalt

*Food for thought*
How to cut down on excess salt consumption?
#EatRightWithLowSalt #EveryGrainCounts #AskForLowSalt

Have you ever thought, how much salt is too much salt?
Let’s #EatRightWithLowSalt as #EveryGrainCounts
#AskForLowSalt today!

Did you know excess salt intake overloads kidneys and damages them?
#EatRightWithLowSalt #EveryGrainCounts
#AskForLowSalt

Salt is essential for maintaining fluid balance, nerve transmission and muscle function, however excess salt intake is the single most factor for high blood pressure
#EatRightWithLowSalt #EveryGrainCounts
#AskForLowSalt

Many of us are aware that excess salt can harm our health, but unaware how to reduce it.
#EatRightWithLowSalt #EveryGrainCounts #AskForLowSalt

High salt intake causes high blood pressure and increases the risk of stroke and heart attack. #EatRightWithLowSalt #EveryGrainCounts #AskForLowSalt

Did you know taste for salt is acquired and can be restricted from an early age?
#EatRightWithLowSalt #EveryGrainCounts #AskForLowSalt

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Contact

For any queries, reach out to us on nlscc.fssai@gmail.com