2002 Food policy

Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, Recommendation for Brazil, par. 406 (2002)

Text of the recommendation

406. The promotion of healthy eating habits, starting with breastfeeding, will concur with the encouragement of healthy lifestyles, another major factor in promoting health. In this connection, emphasis is being placed on wide dissemination of knowledge about food and eating as well as on the prevention of nutritional problems, from malnutrition ‑ including specific deficiencies ‑ to obesity.


Economic and Social Council, Implementation of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, Initial reports submitted by States parties under articles 16 and 17 of the Covenant, E/1990/5/Add.53, (2002). Pár. 406. Available at: https://tbinternet.ohchr.org/_layouts/15/treatybodyexternal/Download.aspx?symbolno=E%2f1990%2f5%2fAdd.53&Lang=en