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Structural responses to the obesity and non-communicable diseases epidemic: Update on the Chilean law of food labelling and advertising

Authordc.contributor.authorCorvalán Aguilar, Camila 
Authordc.contributor.authorReyes, Marcela 
Authordc.contributor.authorGarmendia, María Luisa 
Authordc.contributor.authorUauy Dagach-Imbarack, Ricardo 
Cita de ítemdc.identifier.citationObesity Reviews, Volumen 20, Issue 3, 2019, Pages 367-374
Abstractdc.description.abstract© 2018 World Obesity FederationChile approved the law of food labelling and advertising in 2012; this law aims to address the obesity epidemic, particularly in children. The implementation details were published in 2015, and the law was implemented finally in 2016, as described in the current article. Regulated foods were defined based on a specially developed nutrient profiling, which considered natural foods as gold standard. For liquid foods, amounts of energy, sugars, saturated fats, and sodium in 100 mL of cow's milk were used as cut-offs. For solid foods, values within the 90th - 99th percentile range for energy and critical nutrients were selected as cut-off within a list of natural foods. A stop sign stating “High in <nutrient>” was chosen as warning label for packaged regulated foods. Regulated foods were also forbidden to be sold or offered for free at kiosks, cafeterias, and feeding programme at schools and nurseries. Besides, regulated foods cannot be promoted to children u
Publisherdc.publisherBlackwell Publishing Ltd
Type of licensedc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Chile
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Sourcedc.sourceObesity Reviews
Keywordsdc.subjectChilean law of food labelling and advertising
Keywordsdc.subjectChilean warning label
Keywordsdc.subjectnutrition policy
Keywordsdc.subjectobesity and non-communicable diseases (NCDs) prevention
Títulodc.titleStructural responses to the obesity and non-communicable diseases epidemic: Update on the Chilean law of food labelling and advertising
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