Countries of Latin America and the Caribbean unanimously approved in 2014 a five-year plan of action for the prevention of obesity in childhood and adolescence. Among measures, this plan calls for the implementation of fiscal policies, such as taxes on sugar drinks and products with high caloric content and low nutritional content, regulation of food advertising and labeling, improvements school environments, physical activity and the promotion of breastfeeding and healthy eating. The goal of this five-year plan is to stop the increase of the epidemic so there is no increase to the current rates of prevalence of obesity in American counties.
Chile has developed a variety of strategies for compliance with this plan, including raising the sugar-sweetened beverage taxes from 17% to 18% by 2014.
To know in details the proposals of PAHO, we have included in our repository of compared politics the Action Plan for the prevention of childhood obesity of PAHO in 2014.