Subway Reduces Sodium by 28 Percent in Fresh Fit Sandwiches
MILFORD, Con. -- Subway will reduce the amount of sodium in sandwiches from its Fresh Fit menu by 28 percent, the company announced. Additionally, the sandwich chain will reduce the amount of sodium in its core sandwiches by 15 percent across the board. Together, these changes will remove 450 tons of sodium annually compared to sodium levels three years ago, according to the company.
"Through the years, consumers have looked to SUBWAY for fresh and healthier food options," said Tony Pace, franchisee advertising fund chief marketing officer for Subway. "In a continual effort to exceed their expectations, we felt it was important to take this leadership role in terms of sodium reduction. This is another manifestation of Subway's mission to provide consumers with an abundance of made-to-order, flavorful and nutritious choices that they'll enjoy eating."
The Subway Fresh Fit menu, created in 2007, was designed to make choosing a nutritious meal easier for both adults and children, said Subway. The menu features low-fat and low-saturated fat options for sandwiches and side selections like apples, yogurt and baked potato chips.
These new sodium reductions fit the National Salt Reduction Initiative's 2012 sodium benchmarks, said the company, and Subway is on track to meet the 2014 standards as well.
"Sodium plays an important role in proper nutrition; but since most adults consume well over the recommended limit of salt each day, people of all ages and health levels can benefit reducing their sodium," said Lanette Kovachi, M.S., R.D, corporate dietician for Subway. "Reducing the sodium intake can play an important role in reducing risk factors that can lead to heart disease."