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Título: Recommendations from a PAHO Expert Consultation onthe Marketing of Food and Non-Alcoholic Beverages to Children in the Americas
Resumen: Children throughout the Americas are subject to pervasive and unrelenting publicity for foods of little or no nutritional value, high in fats, sugars, or salt. Constant advertising of such nutrient-poor, calorie-rich foods in diverse communications media influences children’s food preferences and consumption patterns. This weakens the effectiveness of parents’ and teachers’ advice about good dietary habits and places children at risk for obesity and related diseases throughout their lives.

Countries in the Americas face rising rates of obesity and nutrition-related chronic diseases, including among children—a situation that the World Health Organization and the Pan American Health Organization have deemed urgent to...