I had this discussion with the Diabetes nurse last time I saw her. Sure Marmite has a high level of salt 9.8g per 100g, but as you use about 2g for the average serving on a slice of toast, that's just 0.196g, hardly pushing your daily maximum salt intake. To put this into perspective a good pinch of salt weighs about 0.6g
"One mother said: "It is the nanny state gone too far - generations of my family have grown up on Marmite."
She's complaing about the 'nanny state' when in fact her abilities as a provider can be called into question..... Easy resolution: Make your children breakfast at home and do not rely on the state to feed them. Crikey talk about biting the hand that feeds them.
Either Marmite has too much salt or it hasn't. Medical opinion suggests that it has so why feed it to our children? We are preached to often enough about healthy eating and there is a direct link between too much salt and certain illnesses.
I would have thought it only right for local authorities to take Marmite off the menu. It is not a case of "nanny state" just good sense to eat healthily. If it improves the health of our children then I for one think they can manage well enough without their Marmite.