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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.
There is strong public support for the introduction of policy initiatives to support healthy eating.
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.
One single policy can't fix the obesity crisis. But our eight-point plan can – if the government will act.
The Greens have confirmed they will target junk food advertisers as part of a preventative health plan to tackle childhood obesity.
A report released today by the media watchdog, the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA), further highlights the inadequacy of self-regulation of junk food advertising, according to Jane Martin, senior policy adviser for the Obesity Policy Coalition.
The Food Regulation Forum must use the next six months to lead the development of an effective, easy to understand front-of-pack labelling system that puts the health of Australians above corporate profits, according to the Obesity Policy Coalition.
Community protests in the Dandenong Ranges against the development of a 24-hour McDonald's fast food outlet highlights the urgent need for potential health impacts to be considered in planning decisions, according to the Obesity Policy Coalition (OPC).
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.
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 Australian Medical Association is one of many organisations to recommend a health levy on sugary drinks to discourage people from drinking them, but neither the Coalition nor the Opposition want a bar of this. obesity-20180129-h0pzdt.html">Read the full article
What if I told you there's a chronic health condition that affects one in four children in Australia, shortening their life expectancy and compromising their mental health as well as putting them at greater risk of social
isolation? It's also preventable and is being fostered by the corporate sector, while the federal government sits on the sidelines.
The Obesity Policy Coalition has been an active participant in the multi-stakeholder process of developing a front of pack labelling system.
The Obesity Policy Coalition has commented on a number of issues in the media and through media releases.
The Obesity Policy Coalition is today congratulating Kellogg's on its decision to add Health Star Ratings to its breakfast cereal products.