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Law For The Prevention and Treatment of Obesity and Eating Disorders in Mexico City


It provides a legal framework to develop mechanisms and tools to prevent and comprehensively address obesity, overweight and eating disorders, as well as to promote the adoption of correct eating and nutrition habits among its inhabitants.


The law creates the state Program for the Prevention and Combating of Obesity, Overweight and Eating Disorder. It seeks to promote the consumption of healthy food in educational establishments and the prohibition to distribute, market or promote the consumption of food and beverages with low nutritional value that contain high contents of refined sugars, salt, cholesterol, saturated and unsaturated fatty acids. It also seeks to carry out dissemination campaigns in schools in the state,  both public and private and to prevent the placement of any type of advertising of any product or brand of food with a considerable caloric density inside school buildings.