2011 Food policy

Committee on the Rights of the Child, General Recommendation #13, par. 20 (2011)

Text of the recommendation

20. Neglect or negligent treatment. Neglect means the failure to meet children’s physical and psychological needs, protect them from danger, or obtain medical, birth registration or other services when those responsible for children’s care have the means, knowledge and access to services to do so. It includes: (a)Physical neglect: failure to protect a child from harm, including through lack of supervision, or failure to provide the child with basic necessities including adequate food, shelter, clothing and basic medical care;


Committee on the Rights of the Child, General comment No. 13 - The right of the child to freedom from all forms of violence, CRC/C/GC/13, (2011). Par. 20. Available at: https://tbinternet.ohchr.org/_layouts/15/treatybodyexternal/Download.aspx?symbolno=CRC%2fC%2fGC%2f13&Lang=en