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Structural responses to the obesity and non-communicable diseases epidemic: Update on the Chilean law of food labelling and advertising.
Obes Rev. 2019 03; 20(3):367-374.OR

Abstract

Chile approved the law of food labelling and advertising in 2012; this law aims to address the obesity epidemic, particularly in children. The implementation details were published in 2015, and the law was implemented finally in 2016, as described in the current article. Regulated foods were defined based on a specially developed nutrient profiling, which considered natural foods as gold standard. For liquid foods, amounts of energy, sugars, saturated fats, and sodium in 100 mL of cow's milk were used as cut-offs. For solid foods, values within the 90th - 99th percentile range for energy and critical nutrients were selected as cut-off within a list of natural foods. A stop sign stating "High in <nutrient>" was chosen as warning label for packaged regulated foods. Regulated foods were also forbidden to be sold or offered for free at kiosks, cafeterias, and feeding programme at schools and nurseries. Besides, regulated foods cannot be promoted to children under 14 years. A staggered implementation of the regulation was decided, with nutrients cut-offs becoming increasingly stricter over a 3-year period. These regulatory efforts are in the right direction but will have to be sustained and complemented with other actions to achieve their ultimate impact of halting the obesity epidemic.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Institute of Nutrition and Food Technology (INTA), University of Chile, Santiago, Chile.Institute of Nutrition and Food Technology (INTA), University of Chile, Santiago, Chile.Institute of Nutrition and Food Technology (INTA), University of Chile, Santiago, Chile.Institute of Nutrition and Food Technology (INTA), University of Chile, Santiago, Chile. Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago, Chile.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

30549191

Citation

Corvalán, Camila, et al. "Structural Responses to the Obesity and Non-communicable Diseases Epidemic: Update On the Chilean Law of Food Labelling and Advertising." Obesity Reviews : an Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity, vol. 20, no. 3, 2019, pp. 367-374.
Corvalán C, Reyes M, Garmendia ML, et al. Structural responses to the obesity and non-communicable diseases epidemic: Update on the Chilean law of food labelling and advertising. Obes Rev. 2019;20(3):367-374.
Corvalán, C., Reyes, M., Garmendia, M. L., & Uauy, R. (2019). Structural responses to the obesity and non-communicable diseases epidemic: Update on the Chilean law of food labelling and advertising. Obesity Reviews : an Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity, 20(3), 367-374. https://doi.org/10.1111/obr.12802
Corvalán C, et al. Structural Responses to the Obesity and Non-communicable Diseases Epidemic: Update On the Chilean Law of Food Labelling and Advertising. Obes Rev. 2019;20(3):367-374. PubMed PMID: 30549191.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Structural responses to the obesity and non-communicable diseases epidemic: Update on the Chilean law of food labelling and advertising. AU - Corvalán,Camila, AU - Reyes,Marcela, AU - Garmendia,María Luisa, AU - Uauy,Ricardo, Y1 - 2018/12/13/ PY - 2018/06/20/received PY - 2018/10/12/revised PY - 2018/10/13/accepted PY - 2018/12/15/pubmed PY - 2019/5/24/medline PY - 2018/12/15/entrez KW - Chilean law of food labelling and advertising KW - Chilean warning label KW - nutrition policy KW - obesity and non-communicable diseases (NCDs) prevention SP - 367 EP - 374 JF - Obesity reviews : an official journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity JO - Obes Rev VL - 20 IS - 3 N2 - Chile approved the law of food labelling and advertising in 2012; this law aims to address the obesity epidemic, particularly in children. The implementation details were published in 2015, and the law was implemented finally in 2016, as described in the current article. Regulated foods were defined based on a specially developed nutrient profiling, which considered natural foods as gold standard. For liquid foods, amounts of energy, sugars, saturated fats, and sodium in 100 mL of cow's milk were used as cut-offs. For solid foods, values within the 90th - 99th percentile range for energy and critical nutrients were selected as cut-off within a list of natural foods. A stop sign stating "High in <nutrient>" was chosen as warning label for packaged regulated foods. Regulated foods were also forbidden to be sold or offered for free at kiosks, cafeterias, and feeding programme at schools and nurseries. Besides, regulated foods cannot be promoted to children under 14 years. A staggered implementation of the regulation was decided, with nutrients cut-offs becoming increasingly stricter over a 3-year period. These regulatory efforts are in the right direction but will have to be sustained and complemented with other actions to achieve their ultimate impact of halting the obesity epidemic. SN - 1467-789X UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/30549191/Structural_responses_to_the_obesity_and_non_communicable_diseases_epidemic:_Update_on_the_Chilean_law_of_food_labelling_and_advertising_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1111/obr.12802 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -