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Children’s Health – Nation’s Wealth

Prosperity through a well-nourished nation

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Our aim

To contribute to the provision of safe and adequate nutrition for infants and young children by protecting, promoting and supporting breastfeeding and promoting appropriate complementary feeding by monitoring the marketing of food and related products for infants and young children

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Our scope

The food and related products for infants and young children include:
  • Infant formula (from birth to 12 months; i.e. 0-6 months, >6-12 months)
  • Young child formula (from 12 months to 36 months)
  • Complementary food products
  • Any other food or liquid for infants under 6 months of age
  • Feeding bottles, teats, pacifiers, nipple shields etc.
  • Any other product for feeding infants or young children

Please notify any event / instance which you think is unethical or contrary to current legal provisions or departmental instructions issued by the Ministry of Health or World Health Assembly resolutions to which Sri Lanka is signatory.

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Advertising or Promotion

Advertising or Promotion of above products to mothers, children, family members, general public
  • Media advertisement to public (through TV, radio, online, social media, newspaper/magazine/tabloid etc.)
  • Promotional programmes…
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Promotion in Health care facilities

Promotion of products through
  • Display of products
  • Distribution of promotional materials.
  • Discounted/free samples of above products
  • Donation…
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Promotion in Health care facilities

Promotion to Health care workers

Promotion of products through
  • Gifts
  • Equipment or similar assistance
  • Discounted/free samples
  • Financial support (Scholarships - Sponsorship – travelling costs…
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Promotional Labeling

Promotional Labeling
  • Product labels must clearly state the superiority of breastfeeding, the need for the advice of…
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Promotional Labeling

Promotional Information

Promotional Information
  • Information and education materials must explain the benefits of breastfeeding, the health hazards associated with bottle feeding and the costs of using infant formula.
  • Product information must be factual and scientific.
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Quality of products

Quality of products
  • Unsuitable products such as sweetened condensed milk should not be promoted for babies. All products…
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Quality of products

Promotion involving sales personnel

Encouraging sales personnel to promote/selling above products through
  • Sales incentives/quota
  • Promotions based on sales
  • Other benefits based on sales etc.
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