Tag Archive for: Childhood Obesity


We presented an amicus curiae in defense of the right to health and food in Colombia

With FIC Argentina, we presented an amicus before the Constitutional Court of Colombia within the process of guardianship established by the Colombian Corporation of Fathers and Mothers (Red Papaz) against the Superintendence of Industry and…

National government seek to agree a new model of food labeling

In a context of alarming prevalence of childhood obesity and overweight, Argentina aims to move towards a new model of food labeling. The Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Production seek to agree on the model to be followed in our country. “Below,…

“Precios Esenciales”: a measure that threatens the right to health

We are against the "Precios Esenciales" program recently launched by the national government. This plan negatively impacts on the rights to health and adequate food and, consequently, we demand its redesign from a human rights perspective that…

Healthy school environments: a key policy in the fight against childhood overweight and obesity

The Ministry of Health of the Nation published a document that condenses a series of recommendations for the implementation of policies to prevent overweight and obesity in children and adolescents (NNyA) in educational institutions. It…

More than 15 Latin American countries requested presidents measures to protect health

During the VIII Summit of the Americas that took place in Lima, Peru, presidents of the region discussed corruption, the governance of our peoples and economic and social sustainability. For the first time at the Summit, health is on the agenda. “Below,…

Introducing amicus curiae to defend the right to information and health

Together with the Inter-American Heart Foundation (FIC), Argentina presented an amicus curiae before the Constitutional Court of Colombia on August 10, in a cause of censorship of a campaign to raise awareness of the effects of sugary drinks.

First meeting of the National Commission on Healthy Eating and Obesity Prevention

Buenos Aires, July 18. We participated in the first meeting of the National Commission on Healthy Eating and Obesity Prevention that takes place in the Ministry of Health of the Nation. Institutions and personalities specialized in the subject are involved.

The Court of Colombia removed a censorship on a pro-health campaign

The decision null and void the prohibition on “Take it seriously”, an operation aimed to make people aware of the impacts of the sugar-sweetened drinks. It sets a precedent on the defense of the information, health and food rights.