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That's not cricket: Junk food sponsors mentioned more than 1,000 times per match, report shows [ 100%]

28 January 2015

Incredibly large volume of junk food marketing in cricket broadcasts according to a new report from the Obesity Policy Coalition (OPC).

Charade of 'responsible' junk food ads worsening [ 90%]

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.

Greens Commit to Ban on Junk Food Advertising to Children [ 87%]

9 August 2013

The Greens have confirmed they will target junk food advertisers as part of a preventative health plan to tackle childhood obesity.

Junk food and sport don't mix (Daily Telegraph) [ 83%]

19 June 2014

Amid all the good will of the World Cup, there's one particular aspect of high-profile events like the World Cup that has the potential to harm kids: pervasive junk food advertising. Like other major sporting events, the World Cup has sponsorship deals with food companies McDonald's and Coca-Cola.

Walt Disney's junk food ad ban exposes TV's influence on kids [ 83%]

7 June 2012

Walt Disney has announced it will institute a junk food advertising ban on programs for children across its networks.

Junk food advertising to kids is rife [ 82%]

19 January 2011

A report released by the Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) today highlights how ineffective self-regulation has been in decreasing children's exposure to junk food advertising.

Mac off – Get junk food out of junior sports [ 79%]

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.

Australia should follow Mexico's lead and investigate tax on soft drinks and junk food [ 74%]

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.

Decade of sham junk food marketing codes failing Australian kids [ 72%]

24 July 2018

The Obesity Policy Coalition has taken aim at the food industry for its failure to protect children from exposure to junk food marketing, despite introducing self-regulated codes in 2009 that promised to do just that.

Health groups say parents & kids will benefit from ACT Greens' junk food ad commitment [ 72%]

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.

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.

OPC urges Senate to support junk ad bill [ 63%]

21 November 2011

The Obesity Policy Coalition (OPC) has urged all Federal MPs to support a Bill to be introduced into the Senate tomorrow to protect children from junk food advertising.

Junk food and drink have no place in our hospitals (MJA Insight) [ 57%]

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) [ 55%]

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) [ 55%]

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.

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