2016 Food policy

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the right to food, par. 14 (2016)

Text of the recommendation

14. At the same time, there were 41 million overweight children under the age of 5. If this trend continues, 70 million infants and young children will be overweight or obese by 2025. Economic and cultural factors contribute to childhood obesity. Energy-dense foods are often more affordable and aggressively marketed towards children, while some cultures may associate higher weights in children with being healthy.


Special Rapporteur on the right to food, Interim Report on the right to food, A/71/282, (2016). Par. 14. Available at: https://undocs.org/A/71/282