The Market for Highly Processed Food and Drink:
Driving Children’s Diets in the Philippines
UNICEF has undertaken an analysis of Euromonitor International data to examine trends in the volume and value of sales of four categories of highly processed food and drink: soft drinks, sweet snacks, savoury snacks, and milk formula. Transactions and value of sales were also analysed for services associated with sale of highly processed products: fast food outlets, street kiosks, and cafés and bars. The findings demonstrate a lack of strong regulation in place to control promotion and sales of highly processed products with recommendations as to how policies can be strengthened.