The right to food in Mexico

Right to food legal framework

The United Mexican States in its Constitution of 1917 recognizes the Right to Food by explicitly stating in its fourth article: "everyone has the right to nutritionally adequate food, sufficient and of good quality”. The State, as well as the right to health protection and the right to water access and sanitation provision for personal and domestic consumption, will guarantee this in a sufficient manner. The same article mentions that children have a right to satisfy their needs for food, health, education, and healthy recreation for their full development.

Additionally, in the second article of the Constitution, the Federation, the States and Municipalities become guarantors to support the nutrition of indigenous and migrant families through food programs, especially regarding children.

Associated sectoral laws