Study: Chile’s strict food marketing and labeling laws did not spur lasting drop in childhood obesity

Chile’s groundbreaking nutrition regulations, which prohibit food companies from marketing unhealthy foods to kids and require stop-sign-shaped labels on sugary, salty, and fatty foods, did not reduce obesity rates among elementary and high school students in a lasting way, according to a new study.  The researchers, who described these findings as “disheartening,” reported that obesity… » Read More

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