18 Mainstreaming Agrobiodiversity in Sustainable Food Systems: Scientific foundations for an Agrobiodiversity Index

Country experiences and challenges regarding regulatory and fiscal policies and nutrition education for tackling child overweight and obesity.


  • Brazil
  • Italy
  • Ecuador
  • FAO (to be confirmed)
  • Civil Society (to be confirmed)   


This Side Event will discuss strategies to child overweight and obesity prevention and control through safe and supportive environments for nutrition. It aims at developing a dialogue on:

  • Current evidence, knowledge gaps and successful experiences and challenges on regulatory and fiscal policies, especially in Latin American and European countries;
  • Nutrition education as an instrument for empowering individuals, families and communities and their ability to make healthier food choices.

Country cases will be presented by Brazil, Equador and Italy, along with a representative of the High Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition (HLPE), and the side event will be moderated by a member of the Civil Society Mechanism.





Side Event - 84 - Improving child nutrition: strategies for obesity prevention and control