Colombia Law No. 2120 OF 2021 – Adoption of measures provisions to promote healthy food environments and prevent non-communicable diseases

Author: Colombian Congress

July 30, 2021 – Law by which measures are adopted to promote healthy food environments and prevent non-communicable diseases

https://interamericanheart.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/Colombia-Ley-2120_de_2021.pdf

Chile Law 20606 – On the nutritional composition of food and its advertising

Authors: Government of Chile – Ministry of Health; Undersecretary of Public Health

August 18, 2021 – Law 20606 that establishes and regulates the nutritional composition of food and its advertising.

https://www.bcn.cl/leychile/navegar?idNorma=1041570&idParte=0&idVersion=2021-08-18

Front of Package Nutritional Labeling of Foods – Resolution – RDC Nº 429, OCTOBER 8, 2020

Author: Brazilian Government

October 8, 2020 – Resolution of the Brazilian government that establishes Front of Package Nutritional Labeling for foods.

http://antigo.anvisa.gov.br/documents/10181/3882585/RDC_429_2020_.pdf/9dc15f3a-db4c-4d3f-90d8-ef4b80537380

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.

https://advocacyincubator.org/2021/12/10/argentina-president-signs-one-of-worlds-strongest-health-food-policy-laws/

The IAHF’s Healthy Latin America Coalition (HLAC)comments on the WHO framework for Engagement with Non-State Actors for the prevention and control of NCDs

Authors: Healthy Latin America Coalition (CLAS), InterAmerican Heart Foundation

July 6, 2015 – Concerned about article 44, which stipulates that the WHO does not engage with the tobacco or arms industries, but makes no mention of the alcohol, ultra-processed food and soft drink industries.

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/mva17yzz7se27qa/AAB0OZw8kjFVVWCaJ64n-9I3a/Acciones%20de%20incidencia%20pol%C3%ADtica/2015.07.06%20OMS%20Colaboraci%C3%B3n%20con%20agentes%20no%20estatales?dl=0&preview=COMMENTS+Collab+non+state+agents+150706+Mercado_EN.docx&subfolder_nav_tracking=1

Unicef seeks regulation of advertising of unhealthy foods aimed at children in Latin America.

Author: Marcelo Ber

June 30, 2015 – Email to disseminate and share a UNICEF publication on the indirect marketing of unhealthy food and beverages aimed at children in Latin America and the Caribbean with a focus on schools and social networks, developed in collaboration with the Institute of Nutrition of Central America and Panama (INCAP).

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/mva17yzz7se27qa/AAB1Ac3i7QwrZGri9mqwe3FFa/Acciones%20de%20incidencia%20pol%C3%ADtica/2015.06.30%20Publicidad%20en%20ni%C3%B1os%20UNICEF?dl=0&preview=Unicef+pide+regular+publicidad+dirigida+ninos.txt&subfolder_nav_tracking=1

UNICEF calls on governments, the business sector and civil society to work together to improve advertising practices aimed at children and adolescents.

Author: UNICEF

June 30, 2015 – UNICEF calls on governments, companies and civil society to work together to improve advertising practices aimed at children and adolescents, within the framework of the presentation of the exploratory study Promotion and advertising of unhealthy food and beverages aimed at children in Latin America and the Caribbean, promoted by UNICEF in collaboration with the Institute of Nutrition of Central America and Panama (INCAP), which is made public today in the city of San José, Costa Rica.

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/mva17yzz7se27qa/AAB1Ac3i7QwrZGri9mqwe3FFa/Acciones%20de%20incidencia%20pol%C3%ADtica/2015.06.30%20Publicidad%20en%20ni%C3%B1os%20UNICEF?dl=0&preview=NP+estudio+MKT+obesidad+c.doc&subfolder_nav_tracking=1

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

Hundreds of Mexican organizations denounce the attack by junk food corporations against public anti-obesity policies in Chile and request to maintain the front labeling proposal .

Author: Alianza por la Salud Alimentaria

June 2015 – Letter of support from civil society organizations to the Chilean ambassador supporting regulations against junk food and pointing fingers at the Mexican government for interfering in favor of corporations. They denounce that large corporations are waging a battle in the region against policies aimed at combating obesity.

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=Bol_ASA+denuncia+ataque+de++corporaciones+Chile.pdf&subfolder_nav_tracking=1

Superior Efficacy of Front-of-Package Warning Labels in Jamaica

Author: PAHO. PanAmerican Health Organization / WHO. World Health Organization

March 2021 – This fact-sheet presents the results of the first study to take place in the Caribbean to examine the best performing front-of-package labeling (FOPL). It was conducted by the Ministry of Health and Wellness of Jamaica, the University of Technology, Jamaica, and the Pan American Health Organization, and contributes to the evidence that has been accumulated in the Region of the Americas on the topic. Consumers showed the octagonal warning labels had the highest chances of correctly identifying when products were excessive in sugars, sodium, or saturated fats, of correctly identifying the least harmful option, and of choosing the least harmful or none of the products more often.

https://iris.paho.org/handle/10665.2/53328