Joint statement on the call for comments on the Draft WHO Guideline on policies to protect children from the harmful impact of food marketing 

NCD Child is pleased to be a contributing member to the Draft WHO Guideline on policies to protect children from the harmful impact of food marketing.

We welcome the recognition by WHO that progress to restrict marketing of unhealthy food products has been slow, and that Member States may benefit from further guidance to assist with establishing or strengthening policies to protect children from the harmful impact of food marketing.

In the joint submission we provide recommendations and guidance on the overall clarity of the Guideline, some context and setting specific issues, and additional considerations and implications for adaptation and implementation.

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