2022 Food policy

Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, Recommendation for Italy par. 56 (2022)

Text of the recommendation

56. The Committee reiterates its previous recommendation that the State party introduce higher taxes on junk foods and sweet beverages, and further recommends that it lower taxes on healthy food products, ensure mandatory physical exercise in the primary school system and increase earmarked funding for anti-obesity programmes for children in the southern regions.

Year 2022
Topic Food policy
Document Type Country Recommendations
Policy Area Fiscal measures
Human Rights Comiteee CESCR
Human Rights Right to adequate food and nutrition
Groups Affected Children and adolescents


Committee on the Rights of the Child, CONSIDERATION OF REPORTS SUBMITTED BY STATES PARTIES UNDER ARTICLE 44 OF THE CONVENTION, E/C.12/ITA/CO/6 (2022). Par. 56. Available at: https://docstore.ohchr.org/SelfServices/FilesHandler.ashx?enc=6QkG1d%2FPPRiCAqhKb7yhsgnXZ0ChBsrwmcy8%2F%2BFNoDH8GClHpAoPyEj3crT%2FKNnC4q%2B0e62r%2BoDZNpxk4glocfPHJ596z0pRvdl4egqxq4jbNPZ9yE5Kdl%2F3DocA6gM9