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Health groups release landmark blueprint to tackle key driver of childhood obesity [ 6%]

9 May 2011

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.

Tipping the Scales: We must halt obesity to save Australian lives [ 6%]

19 September 2017

Thirty-four leading community, public health, medical and academic groups have today united for the first time to call for urgent Federal Government action to address Australia’s serious obesity problem.

Unilever Paddle Pop ad found in breach of responsible marketing to kids code [ 6%]

7 December 2016

Australia's independent advertising watchdog, the Advertising Standards Board (ASB) has found Unilever in breach of the Responsible Children's Marketing Initiative (RCMI) after a complaint by the Obesity Policy Coalition (OPC) was upheld.

Advertising & marketing [ 5%]

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.

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.

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.

Healthier choices set to become easier in Victoria [ 5%]

30 April 2018

The Obesity Policy Coalition has welcomed the Federal Court's judgment that Heinz Shredz was being falsely marketed as a healthy snack for toddlers.

Landmark report sets out ambitious roadmap to tackle obesity and unhealthy diets [ 5%]

20 February 2017

A landmark study involving more than 100 nutrition and policy experts from 53 organisations across the country has identified critical action areas for Australian governments to tackle the rise of obesity through unhealthy diets - now one of the leading causes of preventable death and disability in Australia.

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.

Removing sugary drinks from hospitals, health services a positive step [ 5%]

8 June 2017

The Obesity Policy Coalition has applauded the NSW Government for committing to remove all sugary drinks and boost healthy food choices in its hospitals and health services, in a change to take effect from December.

4 in 5 Victorians support kilojoules on the menu: survey shows [ 4%]

10 February 2017

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.

More than half of foods aimed at kids are unhealthy: research [ 4%]

27 June 2017

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

Public supports tougher regulation of unhealthy food advertising [ 4%]

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.

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