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Children’s Rights, Childhood Obesity and Health Inequalities

Garde, Amandine and Gokani, Nikhil and Friant-Perrot, Marine (2018) 'Children’s Rights, Childhood Obesity and Health Inequalities.' UNSCN News, 43. 65 - 65.

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Abstract

This article focuses on the relationship between unhealthy food marketing, obesity, health inequalities and children’s rights. In particular, it reflects on the extent to which a children’s rights-based approach to the regulation of unhealthy food marketing can promote more effective obesity- and non-communicable disease-prevention strategies and thus help reduce health inequalities. After establishing that food marketing increases health inequalities, it calls for the recognition that food marketing has become a major children’s rights concern that requires States to effectively implement the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Set of Recommendations on the Marketing of Foods and Non-Alcoholic Beverages to Children (WHO 2010a).

Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities > Law, School of
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 27 Nov 2019 13:47
Last Modified: 27 Nov 2019 14:15
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/23681

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