Salt Reduction as COVID-19 relief in the Philippines
ImagineLaw is a non-profit public interest law organization established in 2016 that develops and advocates for evidence-based policy solutions to enable all people to live healthy and meaningful lives. They are committed to facilitating collaboration between communities, governments, and civil society organizations to ensure a future healthy population that is free from cardiovascular diseases through food regulation.
ImagineLaw, Inc. received a LINKS grant to develop nutritional guidelines limiting the sodium and trans fat content in food assistance provided to Filipino households as COVID-19 relief. ImagineLaw will conduct legal assessments and research on existing food procurement policies and make recommendations on nutritional standards for all government procured food, including COVID-19 relief food packs provided in government assistance programs at the national and local level.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has only exacerbated existing issues of public health and food security for many families dependent on government assistance. This grant is an opportunity to meet both of these needs – by establishing nutritional standards that restrict sodium and trans fat content in government procured foods, we can ensure that families whose food security has been impacted by the pandemic can access nutritious food that also benefits their cardiovascular health.”
-Mary Grace Anne Rosales-Sto. Domingo, Project Manager of ImagineLaw, Inc.