Guatemala – Law on Promoting Healthy Eating

Authors: Government and Congress of Guatemala

October 3, 2018 – The Law aims to protect health by creating a regulatory framework that promotes healthy eating.

https://interamericanheart.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/Guatemala-Ley-1539807221_5504.pdf

El Salvador – Front of Package Nutritional Labeling Law for a healthy diet

Author: Government of El Salvador

December 21, 2020 – The purpose of the law is to regulate, control and educate on the labeling of processed foods for human consumption.

https://interamericanheart.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/El-Salvador-Ley-5E51DEDF-11B0-4E54-8FFD-2B741BBD7705.pdf

Ecuador Agreement 00004522 – Health regulation for the labeling of processed foods for human consumption.

Author: Ministry of Health Ecuador

2013 – Regulation to control the labeling of processed foods for human consumption to provide information on the characteristics of those foods

https://interamericanheart.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/Ecuador-Reglamento-Etiquetado-alimentos-procesados.pdf

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