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Mexican Lawmakers Have High-Calorie Snacks In Their Sights

August 21, 2020: 12:00 AM EST
Legislators in several Mexican states are imposing or considering restrictions on the sales of high-calorie snacks because they have contributed to the country’s soaring childhood obesity rates and an unusually young coronavirus death toll. The Gulf coast state of Tabasco, for example, passed limits on the sale of sugary bottled drinks and high-carbohydrate snacks recently, shortly after the southern state of Oaxaca became the first to do so. Lawmakers in other Mexican states have introduced similar bills barring merchants from selling "junk" food to minors unless a parent or guardian is present and approves. In Chihuahua, a legislator introduced a bill "to guarantee our children and youths a healthier diet and to fight obesity and excess weight." And the mayor of Mexico City said she is working with legislators to see if it is feasible to get similar legislation there. Some of the measures would also ban vending machines from dispensing such foods and prohibit sale in or near schools.[Image Credit: © hayme100 from Pixabay]
"Mexico takes aim at junk food", Associated Press / Fox News, August 21, 2020, © The Associated Press
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