2015 Food policy

Committee on the Rights of the Child, Recommendation for Uruguay par. 45 and 46 (2015)

Text of the recommendation

45. The Committee welcomes the State party’s efforts to improve the coverage of the National System of Health and welcomes the adoption of the National Programme on Rural Health. However, the Committee is concerned about the large number of children suffering from nutritional disorders, such as chronic malnutrition, anaemia and obesity.

46. 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, the Committee recommends that the State party strengthen its efforts to ensure access to high- quality health services by all children, particularly children living in the most disadvantaged and remote areas of the country, and encourages the State party to develop policies and programmes to address chronic malnutrition and anaemia.

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


Committee on the Rights of the Child, Concluding observations on the combined third to fifth periodic reports of Uruguay, CRC/C/URY/CO/3-5, (2015). Par. 45-46. Available at: https://tbinternet.ohchr.org/_layouts/15/treatybodyexternal/Download.aspx?symbolno=CRC%2fC%2fURY%2fCO%2f3-5&Lang=en