Ending childhood obesity: a multidimensional challenge

Authors: Peter Gluckman, Sania Nishtar, Timothy Armstrong.

March 21, 2015 – The Interim Report of WHO’s Commission on Ending Childhood Obesity opened for online consultation. The report seeks to promote consultation rather than be a definitive paper. 


Interim Report of the Commission on Ending Childhood Obesity

Author: CECHO – Commission on Ending Childhood Obesity

2015 – Interim report of the Commission on Ending Childhood Obesity.


Letter with suggested comments on the CECHO report

Authors: IAHF / CLAS

August 5, 2015 – Comments in preparation for the regional meeting for the Americas to discuss the Interim Report of the Commission on Ending Childhood Obesity.


Draft Final Report of theCommission on Ending Childhood Obesity

Author: Commission on Ending Childhood Obesity

2015 – This publication contains the draft final report of the Commission on Ending Childhood Obesity. The obesity epidemic has the potential to negate many of the health benefits that have contributed to the increased longevity observed in the world.


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.


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.


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.


Statement to the 68th World Health Assembly on Agenda item 13.1 – Outcome of the Second International Conference on Nutrition

Author: World Obesity Federation

2015 – Letter to welcome the recent focus on nutrition through the Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2) and the wider non – communicable disease (NCD) agenda. To support the efforts to address malnutrition in all its forms, recognising that 12 of the top 20 global disease risk factors are nutrition – related and can only be comprehensively addressed through strengthening and creating healthy and sustainable food systems.

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.


Building Alliances to regulate food environments and prevent obesity

Authors: Francesco Branca

August 2017 – Presentation that shows the importance of creating regional alliances to address risk factors for obesity.