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Salt can be hidden in many foods that consumers don’t expect. Dave Wallis / The Forum

Putting the pinch on salt: As FDA prepares new guidelines to reduce sodium in food, local dietitians, restaurant reps try to balance customer tastes, nutritional concerns

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FARGO – Elizabeth Meyer’s patients get a pat on the back if they take the salt shaker off their tables – even though it probably won’t do much to reduce the sodium in their diets.


“That’s just not even where we’re getting the majority of it from,” said Meyer, a registered dietitian at Sanford Health in Fargo.

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Ryan Johnson
After four years of covering news for the Grand Forks Herald and The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead, Ryan Johnson has been a features reporter for The Forum's Variety section since 2013. His prior beats included politics, business, city government and higher education. Johnson is a 2008 alumnus of the University of North Dakota. Have a comment to share about a story? Letters to the editor should include author’s name, address and phone number. Generally, letters should be no longer than 250 words. All letters are subject to editing. Send to
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