CRC concluding observations 2016, paragraph 67

UN recommendation

Plain English recommendation

Government should: (a) Collect data on child nutrition (including on breastfeeding and weight problems) to identify the causes of food insecurity and malnutrition. (b) Monitor the impact of school meal programmes, food banks and other policies on child nutrition. (c) Do more to support breastfeeding, including when making policy decisions on obesity, non-communicable diseases and mental health. Put into practice the International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes.

Original UN recommendation

The Committee recommends that the State party: (a) Systematically collect data on food security and nutrition for children, including those relevant to breastfeeding, overweight and obesity, in order to identify the root causes of child food insecurity and malnutrition; (b) Regularly monitor and assess the effectiveness of policies and programmes on child food security and nutrition, including school meal programmes and food banks, and programmes addressing infants and young children; (c) Promote, protect and support breastfeeding in all policy areas where breastfeeding has an impact on child health, including obesity, certain non-communicable diseases and mental health, and fully implement the International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes.

Date of UN examination


UN article number

24 (health and health services), 27 (adequate standard of living)

Last updated on 09/12/2020