2015 Food policy

Committee on the Rights of the Child, Recommendation for Chile par. 58 and par. 59 (2015)

Text of the recommendation

58. The Committee is still concerned about the lack of an integral system of health care for all children up to age 18, the difference in quality between public and private health-care services, the increased medication of children diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and both the undernourishment and obesity levels among children.

59. The Committee reiterates some of its previous recommendations (see CRC/C/CHL/CO/3) and draws the State party’s attention to its general comment No. 15 (2013) on the right of the child to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health, and recommends that the State party: (...) (c) Strengthen measures to address underweight and overweight among children, promote a healthy lifestyle that includes physical activity and take the necessary measures to reduce the pressure of food marketing on children , in particular with regard to food high in fat, sugar and salt;


Committee on the Rights of the Child, Concluding observations on the combined fourth and fifth periodic reports of Chile, CRC/C/CHL/CO/4-5, (2015). Par. 58-59 c). Available at: https://tbinternet.ohchr.org/_layouts/15/treatybodyexternal/Download.aspx?symbolno=CRC%2fC%2fCHL%2fCO%2f4-5&Lang=en