When young children develop a taste for salt and salty food, that preference tends to stay with them for life and they will find it difficult in later years to cut down on salt. They may even find that they need more and more salt in order to find food 'tasty'. This is a sort of 'addiction' to salt. But high salt intake increases the risk of developing heart disease, type 2 diabetes, asthma, high blood pressure, cancer, depression and a host of other illnesses. These health problems are occurring in younger and younger people, partly because young people these days tend to eat a lot of salty snacks - like crisps, salted nuts, etc.
The main and most common health problem caused by high salt intake in children is child obesity, which of course almost invariably leads on to a lifetime of obesity and the misery and harm caused by obesity and by dieting.
Protect your children's health! Keep their salt intake low.
See Children and Obesity
See also FAT RETENTION
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Read my Mensa article on Obesity and the Salt ConnectionSodium in foods