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Revista chilena de nutrición

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SALINAS C, Judith; CORREA L, Felipe  and  VIO DEL R, Fernando. Regulatory framework for promoting healthy food intake in basic schools in Chile. Rev. chil. nutr. [online]. 2013, vol.40, n.3, pp.274-282. ISSN 0717-7518.

The objective of this review is to analyze the current regulations at national and local level in order to identify opportunities for school health promotion and nutrition education in basic schools, including policy proposals at national and local level focused in schools. A complete legislation and regulations review backing healthy food at schools is carried out. Three successful municipal norms and regulations are described in detail. Regulations that support healthy food in schools are analyzed with a critical view of the present situation. Different guidelines on nutrition education and food policy at schools are proposed, based on the existent legal and normative situation.

Keywords : Healthy food; nutrition education; food and nutrition regulatory framework; school food programs; health promotion.

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