Is it OK to give children salt with their food?

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  1. kevin murphy-87 profile image77
    kevin murphy-87posted 4 years ago

    Is it OK to give children salt with their food?

    The only time I ever put salt on my food is when I feel like I have sweated too much in one day, losing a lot of salt in sweat etc, so to supplement this I would take salt. Is it OK to do the same for kids?

  2. Jackie Lynnley profile image92
    Jackie Lynnleyposted 4 years ago

    Depending on age I would not give young children salt because they would no doubt use too much but really I just salted food appropriately and I don't recall my kids ever wanting extra salt. If you mean no salt at all then never eating unsalted food I would probably yes put salt on the kids food but that is just what I am use to even if I do watch my salt! You are the guy who eats chips though aren't you? lol So they no doubt were salted?
    Just hard to know what you may really mean. But I would not give them a salt shaker, no.

    1. kevin murphy-87 profile image77
      kevin murphy-87posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Yes sorry i didn't mean give them a shaker i meant putting salt on their food. And yes! salt and vinegar is a must for chips! haha

  3. danicole profile image77
    danicoleposted 4 years ago

    The question is not that clear to me? Do you mean put salt in their food? or give kids salt to put in their food?.... Either way I say no. Too much salt is not good and more than likely if you eat a lot of junk food, fast food, or frozen food there is salt already in there (too much btw!) Either way if you feel you sweat too much, try drinking more water. It's counterproductive to use salt if you feel you lost water. I understand your logic since salt holds water in, but in the long run its better to just drink more water (then to develop a salt consuming habit). If anything try to drink less juice and soda and more water! Good luck!

    1. kevin murphy-87 profile image77
      kevin murphy-87posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Sorry i meant to put salt on their food. Yes more water i agree! I'm always careful of my salt intake and try to be the same for my children. thank you

    2. danicole profile image77
      danicoleposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Ok! You are welcome!

  4. thomasczech profile image63
    thomasczechposted 4 years ago

    I very rarely add salt to food. The only time I add it to a meal is IF we have sweated a lot during the day, and then I only add very little. I would never give anyone, no matter of age, salt straight up.


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