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Advertising & marketing [ 91%]

Despite Australian children's high rates of overweight and obesity, there are few controls on advertising practices targeting advertisements for unhealthy foods and beverages to children in Australia and much is left up to self-regulation by the food and beverage industry.

What we do [ 47%]

The Obesity Policy Coalition advocates to influence change in policy to help prevent obesity, particularly in children, through advocacy on several key issues of focus including advertising and marketing of food and beverages to children, food labelling, and urban planning and health environments.

Pricing measures [ 15%]

The case for a 20% health levy on sugary drinks as an effective tool to reduce consumption and tackle high rates of overweight and obesity in Australia, together with other pricing measures.

Sugary drinks tax could save 1,600+ lives: study [ 15%]

14 April 2016

A 20 per cent tax on sugary drinks in Australia could save more than 1,600 lives and raise $400 million per year for much-needed obesity prevention initiatives, new research co-authored by the Obesity Policy Coalition has revealed.

Health groups throw down the challenge to Coca Cola [ 14%]

11 September 2013

Peak health and community organisations have written to senior leaders in Coca-Cola's Australian and New Zealand operations calling for the company to stop weight-washing the issue of obesity with expensive advertising, and instead take practical steps to address the core drivers of weight gain.

Australia should follow UK with 20% sugary drinks tax [ 12%]

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.

OPC welcomes Senate Inquiry’s vision for tackling Australia’s obesity epidemic [ 12%]

5 December 2018

The Obesity Policy Coalition has welcomed a Senate Inquiry report into the Obesity Epidemic in Australia as an important step toward saving Australians from a lifetime of chronic disease and even premature death.

Food Policy Index [ 11%]

The Food Policy Index developed for Australia assesses the food- and diet-related policies that are in place and identifies gaps.

New report highlights urgent need for national obesity strategy [ 10%]

8 December 2016

As new figures reveal high rates of overweight and obesity right across the country, the Obesity Policy Coalition (OPC) is calling for a national obesity strategy to address a serious and widespread weight problem.

OPC welcomes funding boost for chronic disease and obesity prevention initiatives and research [ 10%]

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.

Other policies & laws [ 9%]

Additional areas of policy and law that relate to obesity, discussed in submissions and policy briefs.

Tax on soft drinks is sweet (The Australian) [ 8%]

22 May 2018

Coca-Cola Amatil's fierce opposition to a health levy to increase the price of sugary drinks is not surprising; it's our largest manufacturer of the product. Australians should not be taken in by the arguments of Coca-Cola Amatil's group managing director, Alison Watkins. Coca-Cola is not in the business of health. It is in the business of selling drinks, and its job is to return a profit to shareholders by selling a lot of these — mostly sugary — drinks.

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