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No team spirit: McDonald's breaks promise again by giving fast food vouchers to children [ 100%]

11 November 2014

For the second time in just a few months McDonald's has been found to be in breach of its commitment to refrain from marketing products to children that are not healthy choices after another complaint was upheld by the Advertising Standards Board (ASB).

Advertising & marketing [ 90%]

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.

Junk food advertisers put profits before children's health and we let them (The Conversation) [ 75%]

1 December 2015

For the first time in history, Australian children could live shorter lives than their parents. The reason? High rates of excess weight and obesity.

Back to school warning: 'healthy' kids' fruit drinks contain more sugar than soft drinks [ 74%]

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.

Charade of 'responsible' junk food ads worsening [ 63%]

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.

Heinz under spotlight over 'healthy' high-sugar toddler snacks [ 62%]

21 June 2016

Food companies who make misleading health claims on children's products have been put on notice today by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC).

Latest opinion poll shows thumbs down for junk food sponsorship of kids sport [ 60%]

13 December 2013

Almost seven out of 10 Australian adults believe the sponsorship of children's sporting activities by fast food chains such as McDonald's and KFC should be restricted, if not stopped entirely.

OPC encourages fast food chains to follow KFC's example [ 59%]

25 August 2011

Today's announcement by KFC Australia that it will no longer provide toys with children's meals has been welcomed by the Obesity Policy Coalition (OPC), who urged other fast food companies to follow suit.

Kellogg pulls Coco Pops ad after OPC complaint [ 57%]

24 June 2013

A complaint made by the Obesity Policy Coalition about a Kellogg's TV commercial directed to children has been upheld by the Advertising Standards Board this week and the ad has been removed from viewing.

Health groups say parents & kids will benefit from ACT Greens' junk food ad commitment [ 55%]

12 September 2012

The Obesity Policy Coalition has backed an election commitment announced today by the ACT Greens to restrict junk food advertising directed at children. The proposed plan would mean junk food advertising was no longer able to be shown on TV when large numbers of children are watching.

Unilever Paddle Pop ad found in breach of responsible marketing to kids code [ 54%]

7 December 2016

Australia's independent advertising watchdog, the Advertising Standards Board (ASB) has found Unilever in breach of the Responsible Children's Marketing Initiative (RCMI) after a complaint by the Obesity Policy Coalition (OPC) was upheld.

Health groups release landmark blueprint to tackle key driver of childhood obesity [ 53%]

9 May 2011

The Obesity Policy Coalition has today released the first Australian plan for legislation that offers real protection for children from unhealthy food advertising - one of the key drivers of childhood obesity.

Mac off – Get junk food out of junior sports [ 53%]

11 May 2012

A coalition of leading health agencies, the Obesity Policy Coalition is calling on the Victorian Government to kick junk food brand promotion out of children's sports in light of the latest incursion by McDonald's into junior football yesterday - the Mac Pack.

McDonald's slammed for offering cash rebates to schools when students buy fast food [ 52%]

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.

Health coalition applauds Tasmania for taking the lead on junk food ads [ 51%]

10 May 2011

The Obesity Policy Coalition has applauded Tasmanian Minister for Consumer Protection, Nick McKim, for taking the lead in protecting children from junk food advertising by calling for an investigation today.

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