With open season on salt, opponent adds spice to the debate


There go my Cheez-Its, my ramen and my imported olives. The new national plan to supposedly health us up has once again painted a bullseye on the consumer -- me in particular. Where can I turn for help as politics runs roughshod over choice, especially in an issue as debatable as salt.

I need a hero. I need Lori Roman.

As a mother of teenagers, Roman reacted to the national plan to voluntarily reduce the salt in foods with a dash of indignity.

"That's crazy," she said to WalletPop on Monday, when the guidelines were announced. "One of the only things I can do to get my kids to eat veggies is to put salt and butter on them."