2015 Food policy

Committee on the Rights of the Child, Recommendation for Mexico par. 48 (d) and (e) (2015)

Text of the recommendation

48. The Committee 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: (d) Increase efforts to promote breastfeeding through educational campaigns and training to professionals, adequately implement the International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes and the Child-friendly Hospital Initiative; (e) Continue raising awareness at the national, federal and local levels on the negative health impacts of processed food and strengthen regulations to restrict advertising and marketing of junk, salty, sugary and fatty foods and their availability to children.


Committee on the Rights of the Child, Concluding observations on the combined fourth and fifth periodic reports of Mexico, Par. 48 (d) and (e). Available at: https://tbinternet.ohchr.org/_layouts/15/treatybodyexternal/Download.aspx?symbolno=CRC%2fC%2fMEX%2fCO%2f4-5&Lang=en