2015 Food policy

Committee on the Rights of the Child, Recommendation for Jamaica par. 44 and 45 (f) (2015)

Text of the recommendation

44. The Committee is concerned, however, about perinatal mortality levels, the increase in maternal mortality, persistent levels of undernourishment among the poorest children, the general shortage of health-care providers and the lack of access by children to quality health care, the low levels of breastfeeding and the high proportion of children classified as overweight or obese.

45. The Committee, in the light of its general comment No. 15 (2013) on the right of the child to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health ( art. 24), recommends that the State party: (f) Combat obesity among children , intensify measures to raise awareness of healthy nutrition among parents, children and the public in general , and promote healthy eating habits , particularly among young Children and/or adolescents.

Year 2015
Topic Food policy
Document Type Country Recommendations
Country Jamaica
Policy Area Breastfeeding
Human Rights Comiteee CRC
Human Rights Right to adequate food and nutrition
Groups Affected Children and adolescents


Committee on the Rights of the Child, Concluding observations on the combined third and fourth periodic reports of Jamaica, CRC/C/JAM/CO/3-4, (2015). Par. 44; 45 (f). Available at: https://tbinternet.ohchr.org/_layouts/15/treatybodyexternal/Download.aspx?symbolno=CRC%2fC%2fJAM%2fCO%2f3-4&Lang=en