Regulatory Decree 151/2022 Healthy Eating Promotion Law

Authors: Argentina Republic

March 2022 – Presidential Decree regulating Law No. 27.642 on the Promotion of Healthy Eating in the Argentine Republic. It establishes the Ministry of Public Health as the enforcement authority of the law. It is also known as the front-of-package labeling law. It includes restrictions on the sale of products containing labels in school environments. It is based on the Nutrient Profile Model of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO). It is one of the most recently approved regulations in the region. It utilizes warning octagons for “Excess of” sugars, total fats, healthy fats, sodium, calories, and precautionary legends for children regarding sweeteners and caffeine. The document is the decree but includes the complete Law as an annex.

Experience of Argentina in Regulation of Environments

Authors: National Program for Healthy Eating and Prevention of Obesity, Ministry of Health, Presidency of the Nation

August 22, 2017 – The National Program for Healthy Eating and Prevention of Obesity (Res 732/16) is presented, with its strategies for promotion, dissemination, regulation in healthy environments such as Work, University, Municipalities and Schools.

Argentina Law 27642 Promoting Healthy Eating

Author: Argentina Government

November 12, 2021 – The Senate and Chamber of Deputies of the Argentine Nation meeting in Congress sanction with the force of Law: PROMOTION OF HEALTHY FOOD!DetalleNorma/252728/20211112

Argentina President Signs One of World’s Strongest Health Food Policy Laws

Author: Global Health Advocacy Incubator

December 10, 2021 – The Health Food Promotion Law was approved by the Chamber of Deputies following a 12-hour debate in October. The bill passed with strong support with 220 in favor and only 22 against. Legislators publicly acknowledged civil society’s active role in the law’s passage.

Exploratory study on the promotion and advertising of unhealthy food and beverages aimed at children in Latin America and the Caribbean. Executive summary of results.

Author: UNICEF

2013 – The influence of unhealthy food and beverage promotion and advertising practices (high in fat, sugar and salt) aimed at children is one of the main causes of childhood obesity and the development of chronic non-communicable diseases in adulthood. . Exploratory study that aims to identify the regulations in force in the region regarding the regulation of the promotion and advertising of food and beverages aimed at children; and more specifically in Mexico, Argentina and Costa Rica.