Gov @GeraldoAlckmin_: Approve the bills against childhood obesity #SancionaAlckmin
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Governor of Sao Paulo State
Geraldo Alckmin
Secretary of Health
Giovanni Guido Cerri
Chief of Staff
Edson Aparecido

Gov @GeraldoAlckmin_: Approve the bills against childhood obesity #SancionaAlckmin

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      Instituto Alana

We are closer than ever to a huge victory against childhood obesity.

On December 12th, 2012 the State Legislature in Sao Paulo (Alesp) - most populous State in Brazil - approved two new bills that deal with protecting children, their health and their right to healthful nutrition. One of the bills prohibits restaurants from selling toys or collectibles along with their meals. The other bill prohibits advertisement of unhealthy foods on radio and TV from 6am-9pm, and also in public or private schools.

The two bills are now waiting for the Governor of the State of Sao Paulo, Geraldo Alckmin, to sanction them. And he has only until the end o January to do it.

If approved, these bills will raise the bar in the fight against childhood obesity. The State of Sao Paulo, with 41 million inhabitants, can set a new standard and serve as an example in protecting children in the fight against obesity.

Around 30% of all Brazilian children are now overweight and 15% obese. And even though 76% of Brazilian parents are in favor of some type regulation of advertisement directed to children, their is no legislation, nationwide, that regulates marketing to kids.

Governor Geraldo Alckmin has an unique opportunity to take matter in his own hands, and serve as an example to the world.

With only two signatures of Governor Geraldo Alckmin history can be made in Sao Paulo. Will you support us in this effort?

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    @bogusky

    Jan 17, 2013

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    Reasons for signing

    • Patricia Tavares SãO PAULO, BRAZIL
      • over 1 year ago

      Nossa responsabilidade cuidar do nosso futuro.

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    • Jane Martin CARLTON, VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA
      • over 1 year ago

      Children should be protected from these marketing techniques used to promote unhealthy food as it undermines parents and influences what children eat and what they want to eat. We should stop large companies from targetting children and encouraging them to demand unhealthy food in order to drive profits for companies. The focus should be on protecting children's health.

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    • Suellen de Araujo Silva SAO PAULO, BRAZIL
      • over 1 year ago

      Vamos juntos unir forças para acabar com esta epidemia que cresce cada dia mais!

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    • OMAR Rocha OLINDA, BRAZIL
      • over 1 year ago

      É urgente começar a mudar os hábitos alimentares de crianças e adolescentes, vítimas de uma intensa propaganda que os faz pensar que alimentos fast-food são alimentos saudáveis.

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    • Andre Costa RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL
      • over 1 year ago

      prevencao e' mellhor que a cura

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