Over the years, the amount of salt we should and do eat has been a contentious subject.
The current recommendation in the UK is that adults should eat no more than 6g of salt a day (or 2.4g of sodium) and that children’s intake should be defined by their age:
1-3 years – 2g salt a day (0.8g sodium)
4-6 years – 3g salt a day (1.2g sodium)
7-10 years – 5g salt a day (2g sodium)
11+ years – 6g salt a day (2.4g sodium) – as for adults