The Congress of the State of Colima approved a reform to the Law of the Rights of Girls, Boys, and Adolescents in the state, which will prohibit the sale and distribution of high-calorie food in both private and public schools, from preschool to the upper-middle level.
The opinion indicates that the nutritional situation of minors in Mexico is worrying since a third of this sector of the population is overweight or obese.
They specified that the institutions promote the teaching of nutrition as well as the foods that are offered based on the needs of each group.
The approved modifications seek to discourage the consumption of sugary drinks and foods that exceed the maximum limits for sugars, saturated fats, trans fats, and added sodium established by the Official Mexican Standard.
The foregoing prohibits the distribution, sale, exhibition, and supply of these products in any of their forms, in public and private institutions of basic and upper secondary education.
Source: ADN 40