Key Barriers to Food Marketing Regulation

Global Survey Results of 24 Countries


This report presents the results of a survey conducted by UNICEF to identify barriers, concerns and priorities of government officials and policymakers who are considering regulating children’s exposure to unhealthy food and beverage marketing, and to identify practical tools to encourage policy development and enactment. The study is the first of its kind to survey representatives across predominantly low- and middle-income countries regarding their perceptions of legal measures to control unhealthy food marketing. The findings will enable United Nations agencies, academia and civil society to understand country needs so that appropriate resources and support can be provided to protect children across the world from the harmful impact of unhealthy food marketing. 

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