Letter to Ambassador of Chile in Mexico

Author: Alianza por la Salud Alimentaria

June 2015 – Letter of support for the proposals to regulate front labeling and food and beverage advertising aimed at children presented in Chile by the Ministry of Health and promoted by the legislature through the so-called Super 8 Law.

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/mva17yzz7se27qa/AACJff-L6x8nV8sONpuEv1l7a/Acciones%20de%20incidencia%20pol%C3%ADtica/2015.06.23%20Chile%20y%20M%C3%A9xico?dl=0&preview=Carta+embajada+de+Chile+23+06+2015.pdf&subfolder_nav_tracking=1

Public policies to combat obesity in Chile: Law 20.606 on the nutritional composition of foods and their advertising

Authors: Carmén Castillo

August 2017 – Presentation on the implementation of Law 20.606 on the nutritional composition of food and its advertising; an evaluation one year after the law has been implemented.

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/mva17yzz7se27qa/AABDRpCLa2WQPhHo5RQzQiBia/Etiquetado%20nutricional%20y%20frontal/Encuentro%20FAO%20Chile%20sept%202017?dl=0&file_subpath=%2F21+agosto%2FConferencias%2FMinistra+de+Salud%2C+Chile.pdf&preview=Encuentro+internacional.rar&subfolder_nav_tracking=1

The Food Supply Prior to the Implementation of the Chilean Law of Food Labeling and Advertising

Authors: Rebecca Kanter; Marcela Reyes; Boyd Swinburn; Stefanie Vandevijvere; Camila Corvalán

December 2018 – Evaluate the composition of the food supply ahead of the implementation of the Chilean Law of Food Labeling and Advertising (Law 20.606) in June 2016. The INFORMAS (International Network for food and Obesity/Non-communicable Diseases (NCDs) Research, Monitoring and Action Support) framework for monitoring the composition of the food supply was used. The Law’s initial (2016) and final (2019) limits were used to evaluate if foods would receive a “High in” warning for Calories, Sodium, Sugars and/or Saturated Fats (initial/final, solids: 350/275 kcal; >800/400 mg; >22.5/10 g; >6/4 g; liquids: >100/70 kcal; >100/100 mg; >6/5 g; >3/3 g respectively).

https://www.mdpi.com/journal/nutrients

Responses to the Chilean law of food labeling and advertising: exploring knowledge, perceptions and behaviors of mothers of young children

Authors: Teresa Correa; Camila Fierro; Marcela Reyes; Francesca R. Dillman Carpentier; Lindsey Smith Taillie; Camila Corvalan

2019 – In line with calls for action from international health organizations, Chile implemented in June 2016 a set of regulations to tackle the obesity epidemic. The new regulation includes the mandatory use of front-of-package warning labels on packaged foods/beverages high in energy, sugars, saturated fats and sodium. Additionally, such foods cannot be sold nor offered in daycares/schools and cannot be promoted to children under 14yo. The law is targeted to children; thus, this study examined mothers’ understanding, perceptions, and behaviors associated with the regulation one year after its implementation, using a qualitative approach.

https://doi.org/10.1186/s12966-019-0781-x

The effects of the Chilean food package policy on aggregate employment and real wages

Authors: Guillermo Paraje / Arantxa Colchero / Juan Marcos Wlasiuk / Antonio Martner Sota / Barry M. Popkin

January 2021 – In 2016 the Chilean government instituted the world’s most aggressive food policy package to prevent obesity and nutrition-related noncommunicable diseases. The package included comprehensive integrated policies on child marketing, school-related controls, and front-of-package warning labels for foods and beverages high in saturated fats, sugars, calories, and/or salt. This study assesses the impact of these policies on labor market outcomes (real wages and aggregate employment) after 18 months. Our results show that aggregate employment and average real wages were not affected by these regulations when compared to sectors unlikely to be affected by the policies. The study finds that sectors in which products are subject to labeling may have seen a decline in production but show no reduction in employment on aggregate. These results are consistent with evidence from research on the influence of other types of regulations (for example, how taxes on sugar-sweetened beverages affect employment) in other countries and cast doubts on the concerns that firms commonly raise about the negative impact of such regulations on labor market outcomes.

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0306919220302220?via%3Dihub

Responses to the Chilean law of food labeling and advertising: exploring knowledge, perceptions and behaviors of mothers of young children

Authors: Teresa Correa; Camila Fierro; Marcela Reyes; Francesca R. Dillman Carpentier; Lindsey Smith Taillie; Camila Corvalan

2019 –

In line with calls for action from international health organizations, Chile implemented in June 2016 a set of regulations to tackle the obesity epidemic. The new regulation includes the mandatory use of front-of-package warning labels on packaged foods/beverages high in energy, sugars, saturated fats and sodium. Additionally, such foods cannot be sold nor offered in daycare/schools and cannot be promoted to children under 14yo. The law is targeted to children; thus, this study examined mothers’ understanding, perceptions, and behaviors associated with the regulation one year after its implementation, using a qualitative approach.

https://doi.org/10.1186/s12966-019-0781-x

The Food Supply Prior to the Implementation of the Chilean Law of Food Labeling and Advertising

Authors: Rebecca Kanter; Marcela Reyes; Boyd Swinburn; Stefanie Vandevijvere; Camila Corvalán

December 2018 – Evaluate the composition of the food supply ahead of the implementation of the Chilean Law of Food Labeling and Advertising (Law 20.606) in June 2016. The INFORMAS (International Network for Food and Obesity/Non-communicable Diseases (NCDs) Research, Monitoring and Action Support) framework for monitoring the composition of the food supply was used. The Law’s initial (2016) and final (2019) limits were used to evaluate if foods would receive a “High in” warning for Calories, Sodium, Sugars and/or Saturated Fats (initial/final, solids: 350/275 kcal; >800/400 mg; >22.5/10 g; >6/4 g; liquids: >100/70 kcal; >100/100 mg; >6/5 g; >3/3 g respectively).

https://www.mdpi.com/journal/nutrients

Public policies to address obesity in Chile: Law 20.606 on the food nutritional composition and advertising

Author: Carmén Castillo

August 2017 – Presentation on the implementation of the Chilean law 20.606 on the nutritional composition of foods and their advertising; one year evaluation after law implementation.

https://interamericanheart.org/Repository/1.18chileley20.606sobrenutricionalalimentosypublicidad.pdf