Resources

Fact sheet | Industry self-regulation

Fact sheet describing how the food and beverage industry has engaged in voluntary self-regulation in three main areas of public health concern: 1) Child-directed junk food marketing; 2) Front-of-package labelling; and 3) reducing unhealthy nutrients in the food supply. While self-regulation continues to be the most common approach globally for addressing industry’s role in the […]

Fact sheet | School food environment

Fact sheet describing the impact of unhealthy school food environments on childhood obesity and wellness. Learn about policies that can improve the school food environment, including restricting access to unhealthy foods, protecting kids from food industry marketing, and emphasizing the nutritional standards schoolchildren need to grow, develop, and succeed at school and beyond the school […]

Maps | School food environment

Global maps showing countries with policies to improve nutrition in public schools, including mandatory standards for foods available, restrictions on unhealthy foods available, fruit and vegetable initiatives, and bans on vending machines in schools. Updated September 2021

Fact sheet | Ultra-processed foods

Fact sheet describing ultra-processed foods and drinks and the threat they pose to public health worldwide as they make up increasingly greater portions of the global diet. Learn how to identify ultra-processed products; review the evidence for their association with a multitude of risk factors, diseases, and mortality; and explore policy options to reduce consumption. […]

Publications

Taillie LS, Bercholz M, Popkin B, Reyes M, Colchero MA, Corvalán C. Changes in food purchases after the Chilean policies on food labelling, marketing, and sales in schools: a before and after study. The Lancet Planetary Health. 2021 Aug 1;5(8):e526-33. view full text

Sobers NP, Bishop L, Ng SW, Soares-Wynter S, Greaves NS, Murphy MM. Understanding the need for a whole-of-society approach in school nutrition policy implementation: A qualitative analysis. Implementation Science Communications. 2021 Dec;2(1):1-2. view full text

Paraje G, Colchero A, Wlasiuk JM, Sota AM, Popkin BM. The effects of the Chilean food policy package on aggregate employment and real wages. Food Policy. 2021 Apr 1;100:102016. view full text

Taillie LS, Reyes M, Colchero MA, Popkin BM, Corvalán C. (2020). An evaluation of Chile’s Law of Food Labeling and Advertising on sugar-sweetened beverage purchases from 2015 to 2017: A before-and-after studyPLOS Med 17(2): e1003015. view full text

Correa T, Fierro C, Reyes M, Carpentier FRD, Taillie LS, and Corvalan C. (2019). Responses to the Chilean Law of Food Labeling and Advertising: Exploring knowledge, perceptions and behaviors of mothers of young childrenInternational Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 16(1): 21. view full text

Corvalán C, Reyes M, Garmendia ML, Uauy R. Structural responses to the obesity and non‐communicable diseases epidemic: Update on the Chilean law of food labelling and advertising. Obesity Reviews. 2019 Mar;20(3):367-74. view full text