To combat obesity, Chile passed a law that bans junk food ads aimed at children and prohibits the use of cartoon characters in their packaging

In Sweeping War on Obesity, Chile Slays Tony the Tiger

Victor Ruiz Caballero for The New York Times

SANTIAGO, Chile — They killed Tony the Tiger. They did away with Cheetos’ Chester Cheetah. They banned Kinder Surprise, the chocolate eggs with a hidden toy.

The Chilean government, facing skyrocketing rates of obesity, is waging war on unhealthy foods with a phalanx of marketing restrictions, mandatory packaging redesigns and labeling rules aimed at transforming the eating habits of 18 million people.

Nutrition experts say the measures are the world’s most ambitious attempt to remake a country’s food culture, and could be a model for how to turn the tide on a global obesity epidemic that researchers say contributes to four million premature deaths a year.

“It’s hard to overstate …
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Source: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/07/health/obesity-chile-sugar-regulations.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Fworld&action=click&contentCollection=world&region=stream&module=inline&version=latest&contentPlacement=9&pgtype=sectionfront