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WHO new sugar guidelines: 6 teaspoons a day is the limit for better health [ 6%]

6 March 2015

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.

Australia should follow UK with 20% sugary drinks tax [ 5%]

17 March 2016

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.

Australians 180,000 tonnes overweight & gaining 5,000 tonnes per year [ 5%]

8 July 2014

The Obesity Policy Coalition called for a national coordinated action plan to address the obesity issue, following the release of a new "state of the nation" report by Roy Morgan Research.

Fanta loses fizz: Ad and app pulled for directly marketing to kids [ 5%]

15 July 2015

A Fanta television advertisement and mobile phone app have been pulled after the Advertising Standards Board found they broke the rules by directly marketing an unhealthy drink to children.

Federal Government must commit to action plan on obesity prevention [ 5%]

24 October 2013

The Obesity Policy Coalition is calling on the Federal Government to commit to a national action plan to prevent obesity following today's release of figures by the National Health Performance Authority. The report highlights the rapid growth of overweight and obesity in Australia.

Grattan report shows the time is right for a sugary drinks tax in Australia [ 5%]

23 November 2016

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.

Kellogg pulls Coco Pops ad after OPC complaint [ 5%]

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.

New COAG Report: Obesity tops the list of areas of concern for Australia's future health [ 5%]

12 June 2014

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.

New report highlights urgent need for national obesity strategy [ 5%]

8 December 2016

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.

OPC applauds Greens for committing to sugary drinks tax [ 5%]

22 June 2016

The Obesity Policy Coalition has welcomed The Greens' pledge to introduce a 20 per cent tax on sugary drinks as part of its broader plan to combat Australia's worsening obesity problem.

OPC welcomes funding boost for chronic disease and obesity prevention initiatives and research [ 5%]

11 May 2017

The Obesity Policy Coalition (OPC) has welcomed the Federal Budget announcement of $10m for research into chronic disease prevention, $10m for walking interventions and $5 million to enable better GP interventions for patients with obesity, but obesity prevention is still incredibly underfunded.

Overweight and obesity at tipping point [ 5%]

27 May 2011

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.

Sugary drinks tax could save 1,600+ lives: study [ 5%]

14 April 2016

A 20 per cent tax on sugary drinks in Australia could save more than 1,600 lives and raise $400 million per year for much-needed obesity prevention initiatives, new research co-authored by the Obesity Policy Coalition has revealed.

Unhealthy snack bars don't reveal health rating: survey [ 5%]

16 May 2016

More than 63 per cent of snack bars on major supermarket shelves do not display the Government-led Health Star Rating System and some manufacturers only use the stars on high-rating products, a new survey from the Obesity Policy Coalition has revealed.

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