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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.
Australia's investment in life-saving health promotion programs now lags well behind many other comparable Western countries, public health experts say.
The Obesity Policy Coalition has commented on a number of issues in the media and through media releases.
The Obesity Policy Coalition has welcomed The Greens' pledge to put prevention at the forefront of its health platform ahead of the Victorian election.
Additional areas of policy and law that relate to obesity, discussed in submissions and policy briefs.
A proposed front of pack traffic light labelling system launched by Sanitarium today is a big step forward in terms of helping consumers make informed decisions about the food they purchase, according to the Obesity Policy Coalition (OPC).
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.
The Obesity Policy Coalition (OPC) is calling for government action to stem the obesity epidemic following the release of the COAG Reform Council's final report on healthcare reform.
Research released today by the Obesity Policy Coalition (OPC) reveals Australian grocery buyers are overwhelmingly (87%) in favour of clearer nutrition labels on packaged food in the form of traffic light ratings.
The Obesity Policy Coalition is today congratulating Kellogg's on its decision to add Health Star Ratings to its breakfast cereal products.
Figures released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics indicate that urgent government attention is required to tip the scales on Australia's rising obesity epidemic.
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.
The Obesity Policy Coalition has applauded the Victorian Government's Healthy Eating Enterprise stating it is going to the heart of the issue and tackling some of the key drivers of obesity by integrating and embedding principles around healthy eating where people work, play and live.