WHO urges stronger regulations to protect children from harmful effects of food marketing targeting unhealthy products

Aggressive marketing of high-fat, high-sugar, and high-salt foods contributes to unhealthy dietary choices among children, says WHO.

 Previous calls for responsible marketing practices have had little impact, according to WHO's new guidance.

The WHO recommends mandatory policies to restrict marketing of eating unhealthy foods and beverages to children

Marketing of  unhealthy foods influences children's food choices and norms, posing a threat to public health, warns WHO.

Policies should cover children of all ages, use a nutrient profile model, and be comprehensive in scope, says WHO

WHO emphasizes the importance of creating supportive food environments and involving local consultations to adapt guidelines to specific contexts.