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A leading coalition of health groups, the Obesity Policy Coalition, has applauded the food labelling review's recommendations for traffic light labelling on front of food packages and fast food menus as a victory for consumers and the health of Australians.
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.
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.
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).
Australiaâ€™s leading public health, medical and consumer groups urge governments to put consumers first and green light traffic light labelling.
The Obesity Policy Coalition (OPC) is warning that proposed changes to food regulations could allow popular sports drinks with nearly as much sugar as soft drink to carry health claims, which could mislead the public into thinking they were healthier choices than water.
A coalition of leading health agencies is calling on the Victorian Government to implement kilojoule and traffic light labelling on fast food menus in light of new research showing the combination of information can lead consumers to make healthier choices.
The Obesity Policy Coalition has been an active participant in the multi-stakeholder process of developing a front of pack labelling system.
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.
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.
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 needs to take action in response to new World Health Organization guidelines around sugar consumption, according to a coalition of leading health organisations, the Obesity Policy Coalition.
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.
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.
The Public Health Association of Australia (PHAA) and the Obesity Policy Coalition have called on Ministers at the Food Ministersâ€™ Forum1 tomorrow to support the Health Star Rating system and to re-establish the website that facilitates the new Health Star Rating on packaged food.