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KJs on the menu: a healthy step for Victorians

Thursday 7 April 2016
The Obesity Policy Coalition has welcomed the Victorian Government's announcement this morning that it will implement mandatory kilojoule labelling in chain fast food outlets and supermarkets across the state.

Australia making no progress to prevent obesity, alcohol harm: MJA report

Monday 4 April 2016
Australia's investment in life-saving health promotion programs now lags well behind many other comparable Western countries, public health experts say.

Australia should follow UK with 20% sugary drinks tax

Thursday 17 March 2016
The Federal Government should implement a 20% tax on sugary drinks to improve the health of Australians and reduce the burden of chronic disease, according to Jane Martin, Executive Manager, Obesity Policy Coalition.

Charade of 'responsible' junk food ads worsening

Tuesday 1 December 2015
A new Obesity Policy Coalition report calls for action to protect children from junk food marketing, as profit-hungry food advertisers exploit loopholes in self-regulatory codes. The report, End the Charade, highlights the failures of self-regulation by the food and advertising industries, exposing sneaky tactics that are resulting in children being bombarded with junk food advertising.

Fanta loses fizz: Ad and app pulled for directly marketing to kids

Wednesday 15 July 2015
A Fanta television advertisement and mobile phone app have been pulled after the Advertising Standards Board found they broke the rules by directly marketing an unhealthy drink to children.

OPC congratulates Kellogg's for adding Health Star Ratings to cereal products

Monday 20 April 2015
The Obesity Policy Coalition is today congratulating Kellogg's on its decision to add Health Star Ratings to its breakfast cereal products.

Back to school warning: 'healthy' kids' fruit drinks contain more sugar than soft drinks

Monday 13 April 2015
Many popular children's fruit drinks which promote themselves as healthy options have been found to contain up to 7 teaspoons of sugar - even more sugar than for the same amount of Coke.

Breakfast cereals up to one third sugar: new analysis shows. Health groups call for clear labelling

Tuesday 17 March 2015
Australian cereal manufacturers are potentially misleading consumers by promoting healthy sounding statements on their packaging despite sugar making up more than 35% of the ingredients of some popular brands, a recent survey has revealed.

WHO new sugar guidelines: 6 teaspoons a day is the limit for better health

Friday 6 March 2015
The release yesterday of the World Health Organization's guidelines around sugar has prompted a coalition of leading health organisations to call for a national strategy around obesity that includes policies to directly impact the amount of added sugars in Australians' diets.

McDonald's slammed for offering cash rebates to schools when students buy fast food

Tuesday 17 February 2015
Health groups have today condemned McDonald's for seeking to promote its unhealthy products to children in schools, kindergartens and early childhood centres.

That's not cricket: Junk food sponsors mentioned more than 1,000 times per match, report shows

Wednesday 28 January 2015
A new report from the Obesity Policy Coalition (OPC) has revealed the incredibly large volume of junk food marketing in cricket broadcasts.

Tackling obesity: Aussies want change

Tuesday 20 January 2015
New research has revealed that 79% of Australians polled believe if we don't do more to lower the intake of fatty sugary and salty foods/drinks, our children will live shorter lives than their parents.

OPC welcomes relaunch of Health Star Rating website

Saturday 6 December 2014
The Obesity Policy Coalition has welcomed the Federal Government's move to re-launch the website that facilitates the Health Star Rating label system on packaged foods.

OPC welcomes Coalition Government's pledge to invest in obesity prevention programs

Tuesday 18 November 2014
The Obesity Policy Coalition has congratulated the Coalition Government for its pre-election commitment to tackle rising rates of obesity and associated health conditions in Victoria.

OPC applauds Greens for pledge to implement policies to help tackle obesity in Victoria

Thursday 13 November 2014
The Obesity Policy Coalition has welcomed The Greens' pledge to put prevention at the forefront of its health platform ahead of the Victorian election.
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