The uphill battle that health departments throughout the world face is how to get people to make the right decisions. In New York and San Francisco some legislators try to even take the decision out of the hands of the consumer by trying to regulate the amount of food or drink that can be served.
Instead of focusing on legislating behavior, health departments such as Mexico City’s and others are opting for different tactics. In the case of Mexico City, the Secretary of Health has launched a “Less salt, more health” campaign, with part of the focus on getting restaurant owners to remove saltshakers from the tables of 200,000 restaurants, taverns and cafes. (Yes, you can still request it)