The food marketer chamber has launched a campaign to encourage a healthy lifestyle.
The chamber, the Cámara Costarricense de la Industria Alimentaria, is targeting parents to provide them with information so that their children will adopt a healthy lifestyle.
The campaign seeks to eliminate bad habits that lead to individuals being overweight, a cause of illnesses.
The chamber also said that it wanted to confront false information that parents and youngsters may be receiving.
Among the suggestions are that families maintain fixed mealtimes and that youngsters up to 12 help with the grocery shopping to get an understanding of basic foods.
The chamber also seeks more physical activity in the schools.