Salud Pública de México
Print version ISSN 0036-3634
BARQUERA, Simón; RIVERA-DOMMARCO, Juan and GASCA-GARCIA, Alejandra. Food and nutrition policies and programs in Mexico. Salud pública Méx [online]. 2001, vol.43, n.5, pp.464-477. ISSN 0036-3634. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0036-36342001000500011.
Mexico has a long-standing history of programs and policies oriented to improve the nutrition of vulnerable groups. However, malnutrition represents one of the main public health challenges in Mexico. This article provides a historic perspective of the main strategies, programs and policies that have been carried out in Mexico, as well as a detailed analysis of their design, implementation, and selected results. Finally, some critical issues related to food policies implemented in Mexico are identified. The English version of this paper is available at: http://www.insp.mx/salud/index.html
Keywords : food policy; nutrition programms; Mexico.