Launching of Front-of-Package Labeling as a Policy Tool for the Prevention of Noncommunicable Diseases in the Americas

Launching of Front-of-Package Labeling as a Policy Tool for the Prevention of Noncommunicable Diseases in the Americas
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Launching of Front-of-Package Labeling as a Policy Tool

Join us for the launch of the publication Front-of-Package Labeling as a Policy Tool for the Prevention of Noncommunicable Diseases in the Americason Monday, 7 December 2020, from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm (EST).

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One of the key policy tools to regulate products that contain excessive amount of sugars, total fats, saturated fats, trans fats, and sodium is the use of front-of-package labeling (FOPL) to indicate to consumers which products contain excessive amounts of such critical nutrients. Placing the warnings in all food and drink products that can unbalance diets is essential, so the application of warnings using PAHO’s nutrient profile model is paramount to allow changes in purchase decisions be meaningful and impactful enough to bring population’s diets to meet WHO recommended nutrient intake goals.

This publication summarizes the evidence on the performance of FOPL systems in meeting this purpose and provides a list of frequently asked questions about the nutrition warning system as well as the nutrient profile model of PAHO. This launch is a space for discussion and renewal our commitment to improve public health in the Region.

The session will be available in English and Spanish, with simultaneous translation.

 

How to participate

 

 

Recording

See below the recording in English.

 

 

 

 

Time correspondence 

 

  • 12:00 am.– Los Angeles
  • 2:00 pm. – Belmopan, Guatemala City, Mexico City, Managua, San José (CR), San Salvador, Tegucigalpa
  • 3:00 pm. – Bogota, Havana, Lima, Kingston, Panama City, Quito, Nassau, Washington DC
  • 4:00 pm. – Bridgetown, Caracas, Castries, Georgetown, Port of Spain, Santo Domingo, San Juan
  • 5:00 pm. – Brasilia, Buenos Aires, Santiago, Montevideo, Paramaribo

For other cities, check the time in the following link

 

Agenda

 

  • 15:00 – 15:05 - Welcome and Opening Remarks 
    • Anselm Hennis Director, Department of Noncommunicable Diseases and Mental Health, Pan American Health Organization (PAHO/WHO)
  • 15:05 – 15:20 - Presentation: Front-of-Package Labeling as a Policy Tool for the Prevention of Noncommunicable Diseases in the Americas
    • Fabio da Silva GomesNutrition and Physical Activity Advisor, Department of Noncommunicable Diseases and Mental Health (PAHO/WHO)
  • 15:20 – 16:30 - Dialogue: Advances and challenges to secure the adoption and implementation of an effective front-of-package labeling
    • Moderators:
      • Fabio da Silva GomesNutrition and Physical Activity Advisor, Department of Noncommunicable Diseases and Mental Health (PAHO/WHO);
      • Alejandro Morlachetti – Legal Advisor on Health-Related Law, Office of the Legal Counsel (PAHO/WHO)
    • Panelists:

      • Benn McGrady Technical Officer (Legal), Noncommunicable Diseases Department (WHO)
      • Carlos Monteiro Member of the WHO Nutrition Guidance Expert Advisory Group
      • Ernesto AcevedoDeputy Secretary of Industry, Commerce and Competitiveness of Mexico
      • Guillermo Paraje Economics researcher
      • Holly Wong Vice-president, Global Health Advocacy Incubator
      • Hugo López-Gatell Deputy Secretary of Health Promotion and Prevention
      • Juan CarballoLegal Consultant for Latin America, Global Health Advocacy Incubator
      • Julio CobosHonorable Senator of Argentina
  • 16:30 – 16:50 - Questions and Answers
    • Fabio da Silva Gomes Nutrition and Physical Activity Advisor, Department of Noncommunicable Diseases and Mental Health
    • Alejandro Morlachetti – Legal Advisor on Health-Related Law, Office of the Legal Counsel
    • Rosa Sandoval Unit Chief Risk Factors and Nutrition, Department of Noncommunicable Diseases and Mental Health
  • 16:50 – 17:00 - Closing remarks
    • Fabio da Silva GomesNutrition and Physical Activity Advisor (PAHO/WHO)
    • Rosa SandovalUnit Chief Risk Factors and Nutrition, Department of Noncommunicable Diseases and Mental Health, Pan American Health Organization (PAHO/WHO)