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Law on the Childhood Obesity Prevention in the Municipality of Rio de Janeiro

Objectives:

This law establishes actions to prevent childhood obesity.

Scope:

For the purposes of FULL Global Food Laws, the highlight of this law is promoting healthy environments in public and private schools in Rio de Janeiro municipality (article 1). The law provides the ban on selling and offering ultraprocessed beverages and foods in these schools (article 2).

Ultraprocessed foods defined as those whose manufacture involves several steps, processing techniques and ingredients, many of them exclusively for industrial use, as provided in the Dietary Guidelines for the Brazilian Population (article 3).