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Parents duped by sports star endorsement of junk food [ 100%]

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.

Health groups say parents & kids will benefit from ACT Greens' junk food ad commitment [ 52%]

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.

Kids are sweet enough [ 39%]

Parents deserve to know what's really in the products they're feeding their kids. Sugar is sugar, no matter where it's from and what marketing it's hiding behind. Don't be tricked.

Tackling obesity: Aussies want change [ 29%]

20 January 2015

New research has revealed that 79% of Australians polled believe if we don't do more to lower the intake of fatty sugary and salty foods/drinks, our children will live shorter lives than their parents.

Junk food advertisers put profits before children's health and we let them (The Conversation) [ 15%]

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.

Breakfast cereals up to one third sugar: new analysis shows. Health groups call for clear labelling [ 7%]

17 March 2015

Australian cereal manufacturers are potentially misleading consumers by promoting healthy sounding statements on their packaging despite sugar making up more than 35% of the ingredients of some popular brands, a recent survey has revealed.

Latest opinion poll shows thumbs down for junk food sponsorship of kids sport [ 7%]

13 December 2013

Almost seven out of 10 Australian adults believe the sponsorship of children's sporting activities by fast food chains such as McDonald's and KFC should be restricted, if not stopped entirely.

McDonald's slammed for offering cash rebates to schools when students buy fast food [ 7%]

17 February 2015

Health groups have today condemned McDonald's for seeking to promote its unhealthy products to children in schools, kindergartens and early childhood centres.

Health groups throw down the challenge to Coca Cola [ 6%]

11 September 2013

Peak health and community organisations have written to senior leaders in Coca-Cola's Australian and New Zealand operations calling for the company to stop weight-washing the issue of obesity with expensive advertising, and instead take practical steps to address the core drivers of weight gain.

New WHO guidelines should be a call to industry to stop sugarcoating kids' foods [ 6%]

6 March 2014

Australia needs to take action in response to new World Health Organization guidelines around sugar consumption, according to a coalition of leading health organisations, the Obesity Policy Coalition.

OPC encourages fast food chains to follow KFC's example [ 6%]

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.

OPC welcomes ACCC legal action against Heinz for marketing high-sugar toddler snacks as ‘healthy’ [ 6%]

19 March 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.

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