Front-of-Package Labeling as a Policy Tool for the Prevention of Noncommunicable Diseases in the Americas
MetadataShow full item record
Other Language Versions
High blood pressure, high fasting blood sugar levels (measured as fasting plasma glucose), and overweight/obesity are the top three risk factors for mortality in the Americas. Unhealthy eating is closely linked to these top three risk factors in the Americas, driven largely by excess intake of sugars, total fats, saturated fats, trans fats, and sodium. The excess intake of these nutrients has been driven largely by the widespread availability, affordability, and promotion of processed and ultra-processed food products that are excessive in sugars, fats, and sodium. As such, an essential part of the solution requires the use of laws and regulations to reduce the demand for and offer of products that contain excessive amounts of critical nutrients. One of the key policy tools to regulate such products to prevent them from unbalancing diets is the use of front-of-package labeling (FOPL) to indicate to consumers which products contain excessive amounts of sugars, total fats, saturated fats, trans fats, and sodium. To support populations in the Americas in their efforts to meet the World Health Organization recommendations and protect them from the top risk factors harming their health and development, the regulatory objective of a FOPL system should aim at allowing consumers to correctly, quickly, and easily identify products that contain excessive amount of sugars, total fats, saturated fats, trans fats, and sodium. This technical brief summarizes the evidence on the performance of FOPL systems in meeting this purpose and provides a list of frequently asked questions about the nutrition warning system.
This notice should be preserved along with the article's original URL.Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 IGO
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
Berón, Christian; Toledo, Cecilia; Köncke, Florencia; Klaczko, Iael; Carriquiry, Alicia; Cediel, Gustavo; Gomes, Fabio S. (2022-07-12)[RESUMEN]. Objetivo. Estimar el efecto que representa en la calidad de la dieta de la primera infancia uruguaya —niños de 2 a 4 años— el consumo de productos que contienen cantidades excesivas de nutrientes críticos ...
Perfil de nutrientes de productos alimentarios eximidos de la aplicación de advertencias en el frente del envase durante la primera etapa de la Ley de alimentación saludable en Perú: estudio de caso Delgado Zegarra, Jaime; da Silva Gomes, Fabio (2021-12-09)[RESUMEN]. Objetivo. Identificar el perfil nutricional de productos alimentarios eximidos de presentar uno o más sellos de advertencia nutricional en el frente del envase durante la primera etapa de vigencia de la Ley 30021 ...
Efficacy of different front-of-package labeling systems in changing purchase intention and product healthfulness perception for food products in Argentina Castronuovo, Luciana; Tiscornia, Maria Victoria; Guarnieri, Leila; Martins, Enrique; Gomes, Fabio S.; Allemandi, Lorena (2022-09-27)[ABSTRACT]. Objectives. To identify the front-of-package scheme—Multiple Traffic Light (MTL), Nutri-Score (NS), and black octagon Warning System (WS)—most effective in reducing purchase intention and perceived product ...