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During the presentation of a new book on “The rights of Mexican children in the face of the obesogenic environment” in the Chamber of Deputies, the Autonomous University of Mexico, the consumer association and the Centre for Research in N...

More than 90 NGOs  including the Alliance for healthy diet and the Network for children rights in Mexico have publicly called on the Mexican Football Federation, the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) and...

The Network for Children’s Rights and the Mexican Consumer Association released a report showing that on average, in one year, children view more than 13.000 advertising for food high in fat, salt and sugar (HFSS).  The researchers monito...

On 27 July, the Alliance for Food Safety (Alianza por la Salud Alimentaria), a coalition of organisations aiming to tackle obesity in Mexico, claimed Coca-Cola, PepsiCo and Nestlé breached their international commitment on advertising to child...

Greenpeace, the InterAmerican Heart Foundation and El Poder del Consumidor – NGOs that are members of the Mexican Alliance for Food Safety (Alianza por la Salud Alimentaria) - have issued a joint press release on 26 February denouncing the...

The  Mexican Institute for Competitiveness (IMCO) has released a Study  on the costs of obesity for Mexico where it concludes that obesity generates high economic losses and reduces the country's competitiveness. This is due to the fact tha...

On 3 September the Mexican Alliance for Food Safety (Alianza por la Salud Alimentaria, ASA) presented the report: "Food and beverage advertising to children: strategies of the industry", which calls for better regulation of HFSS food advertising to c...

A week after the entry into force of the regulations restricting food advertising to children (see AEF Alert 18/07/14), Mexican public authorities announced a series of enforcement actions against several food manufacturers. As reported in the press...

On 15 July, the Mexican Health Ministry issued a press release announcing the entry into force of regulations restricting food advertising to children. The regulations restrict the advertising of food products which do not meet nutrition criteria, la...

How and when did children start being perceived as consumers and possible targets for advertising? This is the subject of a study conducted by Susana Sosenski Correa, researcher of the Institute for Historical Research from the University of Mexico (...

On 29 April, the Mexican Alliance for Food Safety (Alianza por la Salud Alimentaria, ASA) launched the campaign "Our children come first", calling on the authorities and society in general to end advertising “junk food” and sugary drinks ...

Ayala Yuriri Zuniga, deputy in the Legislative Assembly of the Mexican Federal District (ALDF), has proposed a legislative amendment to protect children from all types of “harmful” information. In a press release published on 30 December...

In the context of the holiday season, Mexican consumer association El Poder del Consumidor has published on 17 December a guide for parents on toys and play time. Through this guide, the organization seeks to encourage a deeper reflexion on the over...

The Mexican Alliance for Food Safety (Alianza por la Salud Alimentaria) released on 22 August the results of a national survey on obesity. The survey covers various topics including questions on the sale of HFSS food in schools, advertising to childr...

On 12 August, NGO Alianza por la Salud Alimentaria released a document entitled “Policies to prevent obesity in the Federal District” in which it calls for a ban on ‘unhealthy’ food advertising to children among a series of 10...

The Federal Consumers’ Office (PROFECO) in Mexico has fined McDonald’s with over 680.000 pesos (around $55.000) for engaging in miselading advertising of the ‘Happy Meal’ regarding the amount of fruit contained in the popular ...

In a study entitled “Investigating the obesogenic effects of marketing snacks with toys: an experimental study in Latin America”, the behaviour of 600 children aged 3-10 was analysed to determine the influence of toys packaged with food o...

On 2 July 2013, Mexican NGO Alianza por la Salud Alimentaria, along with other civil society organisations, launched another campaign against junk food and soft drinks advertising aimed at children, entitled “Atrapa la Chatarra” (“C...

Mexican Consumer NGO Allianza por la Salud Alimentaria, together with a group of artists, launched a new campaign on 29 April 2013 directed against advertising of unhealthy foods to children. The NGO “captured and arrested” four of t...

A new book entitled “Obesity in Mexico: Recommendations for Federal Policies” edited by Dr. Juan Ángel Rivera Dommarco and Dr. Mauricio Hernández Ávila was presented during the International Health Sciences Congress (...

During a press conference held on 19 March 2013, a group of NGOs in Mexico denounced the ineffectiveness of food companies’ Pledge on advertising to children. According to Alianza por la Salud Alimentaria, bringing together NGOs concerned abou...

Mexican NGO Alianza por la Salud Alimentaria (Alliance for Food Safety) issued on 7 November a complaint to the National Commission for Human Rights (CNDH) in which it denounces the Mexican government for “violating by omission the right o...

Experts form the National Public Health Institute (INSP) and from National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) stated that the Self-Regulatory Code concerning Advertising Food and Non-Alcoholic Beverages to Children (the PABI code) adopted by the ...

On 12 of October, the Mexican NGO Nutritional Health Alliance released a Manifesto on Food Safety urging the government to ban advertising to children. The Manifesto calls for a ban on “advertising and (the) promotion of foods a...

During the opening of the Second International Forum on Interventions on Child Obesity, José Angel Córdova Villalobos, Mexican Health Secretary, reportedly affirmed before an audience of experts that the Self-regulatory Code on Advertis...

During the opening of the 14th Congress on Public Health Research, José Angel Córdova Villalobos, Mexican Health Secretary, reportedly announced plans to prohibit the advertising of “products causing childhood obesity” durin...