Minister of Education, Jaime Perczyk; and health, Carla Vizotti; They agreed with the education ministers of the provinces to move forward in the implementation in schools of the Law on Healthy Eating and Food Labeling, which provides food education in school establishments.
During the 120th Assembly of the Federal Council of Education, which was attended by the Minister of Health, Perczyk assured that agreement with the provinces “This is very important because girls and boys can all learn healthy eating habits in school.”
For his part, Minister Vizotti thanked the two years of joint work during the pandemic, saying: “We come on behalf of a vast group of people who have worked on legislation to promote healthy eating.”
He further highlighted that “Its fundamental axis of law is its expression in a healthy environment with schools”for which he recalled that the regulation “It’s not just front labeling.”
The law encourages the population to adopt a healthier diet through the implementation of frontal labeling of warnings, which is a graphic tool that allows consumers to have information that is simpler, clearer, more accurate, deceptive and with intuitive visibility or ease. not visible from. To know what they are choosing to buy and consume.
In addition, it provides for the inclusion of nutritional food education in schools to contribute to the development of healthy eating habits and to warn about the potentially harmful effects of unhealthy eating.
Front labeling shall only be applied in a mandatory manner to non-alcoholic foods and beverages that are packaged and contain sugars, sodium, fats or ingredients during their manufacturing process, and the amounts of these in the final composition are subject to the Vital Nutrient Law are greater than or equal to the limits defined in
In relation to its association with the school, the law aims to promote healthy eating habits.
For this, the Federal Council of Education should promote the inclusion of didactic activities and policies that establish minimum content of nutritional food education in educational institutions at the elementary, primary and secondary levels of the country, so as to contribute to the development of habits. Can go Warned about healthy eating and the harmful effects of improper eating.