Guidance on ending the inappropriate promotion of foods for infants and young children
In 2016, the World Health Assembly approved the WHO Guidance on Ending the Inappropriate Promotion of Foods for Infants and Young Children. The Guidance aims to protect breastfeeding, prevent obesity and chronic diseases, and to promote a healthy diet. In addition, the Guidance aims to ensure that parents and other caregivers receive clear and accurate information on the best way to feed their infants and young children.
To assist countries in achieving these aims, the Guidance lays out several recommendations for controlling the marketing of foods and beverages targeted toward children under the age of 36 months,with the goal of protecting breastfeeding, preventing obesity and chronic diseases, and promoting a healthy diet.