Part of the Food Policy Snapshot Series
Food Policy: Front-Package ‘Excess Of’ Labeling
Overview: A recent study found that one out of every 11 deaths in Chile can be attributed to obesity. In an effort to reduce this rate, Chilean legislators worked alongside health professionals and nutritionists to develop a front-of-package labeling system. This system identifies what food and beverage products surpass government established limits for sugar, energy, sodium, and saturated fat and displays it clearly on the front of the product. Any product that is too high in any of these categories is forbidden from being sold in schools or being marketed to children under 14.
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Food policy category: Food Labeling and Advertising; Nutrition Policy; Social and Economic Equity
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