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The Obesity Policy Coalition has welcomed a major Grattan Institute report recommending the introduction of a tax on sugary drinks in Australia, which is urgently needed to help curb increasing rates of obesity and chronic disease.
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.
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 congratulated the Coalition Government for its pre-election commitment to tackle rising rates of obesity and associated health conditions in Victoria.
The Obesity Policy Coalition has applauded the ACT Government for moving to phase out sugary drinks from government schools therefore removing one of the biggest contributors to extra sugar in children's diets.
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 welcomed Labor's plan to prevent chronic disease but warns more needs to be done to reduce the impact of obesity.
Additional areas of policy and law that relate to obesity, discussed in submissions and policy briefs.
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.
Today saw the launch of the #ChoosingWisely campaign in Australia which aims to encourage conversations between health professionals and patients about tests, treatments and procedures that may provide little or no value, and which may cause harm.
The Obesity Policy Coalition is concerned about the increasing levels of overweight and obesity, particularly in Australian children.