Spain regulates access to unhealthy foods in schools

BMJ 2010; 341 doi: (Published 22 July 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c3979
  1. Aser García Rada
  1. 1Madrid

    Authorities in Spain have agreed a policy to limit the availability of junk food in public school canteens and vending machines in a bid to promote healthy eating and tackle the growing rates of overweight and obesity among children.

    Trinidad Jimenez, Spain’s minister for health and social policy, and all 17 autonomous communities agreed the policy at the Interterritorial Council of the National Health Service, the body that meets regularly to coordinate state and regional actions in matters of health.

    The agreement will establish criteria for developing …

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