Public Health Experts Call For Urgent Adoption Of Food Labels

Public Health Experts Call For Urgent Adoption Of Food Labels

Aligarh, Nov 3 (TNA) AMU academics have lent their voice to a nationwide call for urgent policy action on Front of Packet Labelling (FOPL) regulations on packaged and ultra-processed food and beverages in response to the rising concern about the health of children.

At an interaction at AMU, department heads of Social Work and Community Medicine of AMU joined public health leaders from across the country, to urge for effective regulation of packaged food in India, to address growing public health concern.

People’s Vigilance Committee on Human Rights (PVCHR), People’s Initiative for Participatory Action on Food Labelling (PIPAL), Department of Social Work and Sociology, AMU & Department of Community Medicine, Department of Social Work, University of Science and Technology Meghalaya (USTM) and Childline India organised the joint consultation on children’s nutrition rights at Old Boys Lodge, AMU.

The stakeholder pointed out that there is growing evidence linking childhood obesity, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and the overall burden of non-communicable diseases spiralling out of control with excess consumption of ultra-processed food and beverages.

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