Creating a healthier future through food regulation
Creating a healthy food environment is key in achieving a healthy population that is free from cardiovascular diseases.
The World Health Organization (WHO) – through the REPLACE Action Package – aims to eliminate the use of trans fatty acids from the global food supply. Industrially-produced trans fatty acids are commonly found in partially hydrogenated vegetable oils that are widely used in cooking due to its long shelf life. Trans fatty acids have no known health benefits and consumption is a known risk factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD), the leading cause of death globally and in the Philippines.
ImagineLaw, in collaboration with WHO Philippines and with the support of the Global Health Advocacy Incubator (GHAI), is advocating for policies to eliminate trans fatty acids from the Philippine food supply and to strengthen food safety regulation in the Philippines.
With support from the Resolve to Save Lives Initiatives, ImagineLaw will also soon begin working with Quezon City in creating a healthy food environment by changing the City’s food procurement policies.