2006 Food policy

Committee on the Rights of the Child, Recommendation for Mexico par. 58 and 59 (2006)

Text of the recommendation

58.The Committee is concerned about the lack of recreational activities, in particular sports facilities and playgrounds, and about the insufficiency of resources and infrastructure to guarantee the right to sport and leisure. The Committee notes with concern the relation between the lack of implementation of this right and the increase of child obesity.

59. The Committee recommends that the State party ensure that all children have access to sport and recreational activities by:

(a) Increasing the hours and quality of sports programmes in schools;

(b) Developing specific sports and leisure programmes for children and adolescents;

(c) Increasing allocation of resources for the development of infrastructure and of recreational and cultural activities.

Year 2006
Topic Food policy
Document Type Country Recommendations
Country Mexico
Policy Area Nutritional surveillance Physical activity
Human Rights Comiteee CRC
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, CRC/C/MEX/CO/3, (2006). Par. 58 and Par. 59. Available at: https://tbinternet.ohchr.org/_layouts/15/treatybodyexternal/Download.aspx?symbolno=CRC%2fC%2fMEX%2fCO%2f3&Lang=en