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Australia should follow Mexico's lead and investigate tax on soft drinks and junk food [ 75%]

6 November 2013

As Mexico enters the final stages to introduce a tax on sugary soft drink and junk food, new public opinion data reveals Australians are also in favour of pricing interventions to improve health, with more than two thirds (68%) in support of increasing the price of unhealthy foods and using the money to reduce the cost of healthy foods.

Salt, fat and energy reduction targets only valuable if monitored [ 74%]

10 October 2012

The government and the Australian public should be wary of the Australian Food and Grocery Council's (AFGC) Healthier Australia Commitment, which was launched today, according to the Obesity Policy Coalition (OPC).

Health groups say parents & kids will benefit from ACT Greens' junk food ad commitment [ 73%]

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.

OPC encourages fast food chains to follow KFC's example [ 72%]

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.

Public supports tougher regulation of unhealthy food advertising [ 72%]

16 November 2011

93% of South Australians agree the time has come to put a stop to unhealthy food producers from targeting kids through glitzy television ads and marketing ploys.

Parents duped by sports star endorsement of junk food [ 71%]

15 February 2011

Endorsements by well-known sports personalities and selective nutrition claims on food packaging influence parents to buy unhealthy food for their children, according to Cancer Council Victoria’s new study.

Advertising & marketing [ 64%]

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.

Health coalition applauds Tasmania for taking the lead on junk food ads [ 64%]

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.

Heinz under spotlight over 'healthy' high-sugar toddler snacks [ 59%]

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).

More than half of foods aimed at kids are unhealthy: research [ 57%]

27 June 2017

More than half of supermarket products marketed at kids are unhealthy, new research from the Obesity Policy Coalition (OPC) has revealed.

Junk food and drink have no place in our hospitals (MJA Insight) [ 56%]

1 June 2017

If you are one of the few Australians who still smoke, you would not expect to be able to buy cigarettes in a hospital or health clinic. It is counter-intuitive for tobacco to be sold in the very places that treat smoking-related diseases. In the same vein, the centres that treat chronic diseases, such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease and cancer, should not sell junk food and drinks.

How we get sucked in by junk food specials in supermarkets (The Conversation) [ 54%]

11 October 2016

Three in five Australian adults get sucked in by promotions and specials on junk food and sugary drinks at the supermarket, research released today shows.

Junk food advertisers put profits before children's health and we let them (The Conversation) [ 54%]

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.

Corporate wealth wins over consumer health: labelling review [ 52%]

30 November 2011

The Federal Government has bowed to food industry pressure by rejecting traffic light labels in its response to the Labelling Logic review today, according to Jane Martin, senior policy adviser for the Obesity Policy Coalition.

Health groups release detailed investigation into failure of junk food marketing codes [ 49%]

12 November 2012

The OPC has released one of the most comprehensive investigations into Australia's self-regulatory system for food marketing ever undertaken, Exposing the Charade.

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