You've gotta give the city credit for trying, even if you don't think that the government has a right to interfere in our dietary choices. In addition to hidden dangers like now-banned trans-fats, high sodium levels, which are linked to high blood pressure and strokes, are present in most restaurants throughout the city. Because salt is a common flavor enhancer in everything from canned foods to cereals, these reductions will not be easy to implement; but the New York City Health Department aims to cut salt content in restaurants and packaged foods by 25% over the next five years. I, for one, think it's certainly worth a try!
Read more about the new initiative on the DOH website.