Trans Fat Elimination Communications Toolkit
WHY take action
Consumption of trans-fatty acids (TFA) increases the risk of heart attacks and death from coronary heart disease. Industrially-produced TFA is used in baked and fried foods, pre-packaged snacks, and certain cooking oils and fats used at home, in restaurants or in street food.
With support from Resolve to Save Lives (RTSL), the World Health Organization (WHO) launched the REPLACE initiative to eliminate industrially-produced TFA from the global food supply in May 2018. Though significant progress has been made, almost 5 billion people worldwide remain unprotected from artificial trans fat.
Much more needs to be done.
About the Toolkit
Resolve to Save Lives and WHO collaborated to develop this toolkit to support communications and advocacy activities to accelerate the adoption of trans fat elimination policies. The materials can be customized to suit various audiences and contexts.
A PDF version of the toolkit is available for download here.