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OPC welcomes $2.25m fine against Heinz for marketing high sugar toddler snacks as ‘healthy’

Tuesday 28 August 2018
The Obesity Policy Coalition (OPC) has welcomed the Federal Court’s decision to order Heinz to pay $2.25 million for falsely marketing Heinz Shredz as a healthy snack for toddlers.

Public health groups applaud Queensland's actions to improve diets and address obesity

Friday 3 August 2018
The Obesity Policy Coalition (OPC) has applauded the Queensland Government for committing to restrict sugary drinks and junk foods in public hospitals and health care facilities, as well as phasing out junk food advertising near schools, public transport hubs, and sports grounds.

Decade of sham junk food marketing codes failing Australian kids

Tuesday 24 July 2018
The Obesity Policy Coalition has taken aim at the food industry for its failure to protect children from exposure to junk food marketing, despite introducing self-regulated codes in 2009 that promised to do just that.

Healthier choices set to become easier in Victoria

Monday 30 April 2018
Victorian fast food and supermarket chains will be required to display the kilojoule content of ready-to-eat foods on all their menus as of tomorrow, when the Victorian State Government’s new kilojoule labelling law comes into effect.

OPC welcomes ACCC legal action against Heinz for marketing high-sugar toddler snacks as ‘healthy’

Monday 19 March 2018
The Obesity Policy Coalition has welcomed the Federal Court's judgment that Heinz Shredz was being falsely marketed as a healthy snack for toddlers.

New evidence: Sugary soft drinks could increase cancer risk, no matter your weight

Thursday 22 February 2018
Drinking sugary soft drinks could increase cancer risk, regardless of body size, reveals new research from Cancer Council Victoria and University of Melbourne.

Sugar, Sugar or Honey, Honey? Health Agencies Call for Clearer Labelling of ‘Added Sugar'

Tuesday 21 November 2017
A coalition of leading health agencies, the Obesity Policy Coalition, has written to the state and territory health ministers who make up the Australia New Zealand Ministerial Forum on Food Regulation calling on them to urgently adopt a recommendation to identify ‘added sugars' on food labels when they meet later this month.

Tipping the Scales: We must halt obesity to save Australian lives

Tuesday 19 September 2017
Thirty-four leading community, public health, medical and academic groups have today united for the first time to call for urgent Federal Government action to address Australia’s serious obesity problem.

Free toys have powerful influence on what kids want to eat: study

Tuesday 27 June 2017
New research from Cancer Council Victoria has revealed what food companies have known for decades – that supplying movie character toys with fast food has an enormous impact on what Aussie kids want to eat.

More than half of foods aimed at kids are unhealthy: research

Tuesday 27 June 2017
More than half of supermarket products marketed at kids are unhealthy, new research from the Obesity Policy Coalition (OPC) has revealed.

Removing sugary drinks from hospitals, health services a positive step

Thursday 8 June 2017
The Obesity Policy Coalition has applauded the NSW Government for committing to remove all sugary drinks and boost healthy food choices in its hospitals and health services, in a change to take effect from December.

OPC welcomes funding boost for chronic disease and obesity prevention initiatives and research

Thursday 11 May 2017
The Obesity Policy Coalition (OPC) has welcomed the Federal Budget announcement of $10m for research into chronic disease prevention, $10m for walking interventions and $5 million to enable better GP interventions for patients with obesity, but obesity prevention is still incredibly underfunded.
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