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Ordinance on Preventing Obesity

Objectives:

This ordinance establishes guidelines for health care aimed at preventing obesity and helping those who suffer it.

Scope:

This ordinance is to be implemented in all federal units, respecting the competences of the three levels of government (municipal, regional, and federal):

  • It encourages the development of intersectoral strategies for the promotion, protection, and recovery of health when affected by obesity.
  • It seeks to identify the main determining and conditioning factors that lead to this disease so the actions carried out are successful in addressing the issue.