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Childhood Obesity Prevention Decree in the Municipality of Rio de Janeiro (Decree No. 52.842 of 2023)


The decree provides regulations on the Municipal Law No. 7987 of 2023, establishing actions to combat childhood obesity.


For the purposes of FULL Global Food Laws, the highlight of this decree centers around the regulation that explicitly forbids the sale and provision of ultraprocessed beverages and foods in both public and private schools.

It stipulates that ultraprocessed products are those containing five or more ingredients from an exemplificative list (article 2, paragraph 2). It also recommends the consumption of fresh or minimally processed foods and beverages, as well as the purchase of food products produced locally by family farming and rural family entrepreneurs (Art. 4).