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Fact Sheet Marketing ThumbnailFact sheet describing the prevalence and persuasive nature of junk food marketing aimed at kids. Learn how unhealthy food marketing contributes to the childhood obesity crisis and explore options for regulations to limit its harms and protect children from exposure.

Updated August 2020

FOP Fact Sheet ThumbnailFact sheet describing how front-of-package (FOP) labels can help consumers make informed, healthier choices. Learn about the evidence behind different FOP labels, what types of labels are in use around the world today, and the key elements needed for developing and effective FOP labelling policy.

Updated September 2020

Fact Sheet Industry Self-Regulation ThumbnailFact sheet describing how the food and beverage industry has engaged in voluntary self-regulation in three main areas of public health concern: 1) Child-directed junk food marketing; 2) Front-of-package labelling; and 3) reducing unhealthy nutrients in the food supply. While self-regulation continues to be the most common approach globally for addressing industry’s role in the ongoing obesity crisis, this fact sheet details a large body of independent evidence demonstrating that these voluntary measures have been ineffective and insufficient.

Updated July 2020

Fact Sheet School Food ThumbnailFact sheet describing the impact of unhealthy school food environments on childhood obesity and wellness. Learn about policies that can improve the school food environment, including restricting access to unhealthy foods, protecting kids from food industry marketing, and emphasizing the nutritional standards schoolchildren need to grow, develop, and succeed at school and beyond the school grounds.

Updated September 2018

Fact sheet describing ultra-processed foods and drinks and the threat they pose to public health worldwide as they make up increasingly greater portions of the global diet. Learn how to identify ultra-processed products; review the evidence for their association with a multitude of risk factors, diseases, and mortality; and explore policy options to reduce consumption.

Updated May 2021 (available in Spanish and Portuguese)

Fact Sheet SSB Tax ThumbnailLearn about sugary drink consumption around the world, connections between excess sugar consumption and prevalence of obesity and other diseases, and real-world evidence for how sugary drink taxes can reduce sugar intake, improve health, and increase government revenue while decreasing health care costs and the personal burdens of nutrition-related diseases.

Updated February 2020

Map FOP Labels ThumbnailGlobal maps showing both mandatory and voluntary front-of-package labelling schemes used in countries around the world. Includes maps highlighting countries with front-of-package warning label policies.

Updated September 2021

Map Marketing ThumbnailGlobal maps showing countries and jurisdictions with mandatory and/or voluntary regulations on food and beverage marketing to children. Includes maps highlighting countries with restrictions in broadcast vs. non-broadcast media, restrictions that apply only to certain food and beverage types, and restrictions on marketing in schools.

Updated July 2018

Map School Food Policies ThumbnailGlobal maps showing countries with policies to improve nutrition in public schools, including mandatory standards for foods available, restrictions on unhealthy foods available, fruit and vegetable initiatives, and bans on vending machines in schools.

Updated September 2021

Map SSB Taxes ThumbnailGlobal maps showing countries and smaller jurisdictions with taxes on sugary beverages that were implemented with a goal of curbing sugar consumption and improving public health. Included are brief descriptions of each tax structure and dates of passage or implementation.

Updated September 2021