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We have ongoing research programs both in the United States and globally. In our global work, we collaborate with research partners in countries around the world to develop a global knowledge and evidence base around large-scale, national regulatory efforts aimed at improving diets and preventing obesity, including:

  1. Taxes on sugary drinks or non-essential foods (i.e., “junk food”)
  2. Front-of-package labeling (may include positive or negative warning labels/logos, depending on the country)
  3. Restrictions on marketing unhealthy foods and beverages, particularly to children
  4. Public institution changes (regulation of the food environment in schools, hospitals, or government buildings)
  5. Other food system changes with potential to reduce obesity

Below are the implementation dates for each policy type in our partner countries:

Implemented Global Policies

Collaborations are currently underway between GFRP and teams in Brazil, the Caribbean (Barbados and Jamaica), Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, and South Africa. Read more about the policies and evaluation activities in each country using the links to the left. We are also actively exploring opportunities to support and collaborate with other countries interested in implementing and evaluating innovative regulatory and policy options for improving food systems, diet quality, and population health.