Supporting strong healthy food policies to address rising rates of NCDs and promote healthier food environments.
As part of their work with the Partnership for Healthy Cities, urban centers are strengthening food policy measures through four intervention areas:
Tax sugary drinks: Adopt, implement and enforce effective taxation of sugary beverages.
Set nutrition standards for foods served and sold in public institutions: Adopt, implement and enforce nutrition standards in public settings (e.g. schools, hospitals, childcare sites).
Regulate food and drink marketing: Adopt, implement and enforce restrictions on marketing sugary drinks and/or unhealthy foods.
Create healthier restaurant environments: Adopt, implement and enforce food service policies (e.g. calorie labelling, sodium labelling, trans fat ban).