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New COAG Report: Obesity tops the list of areas of concern for Australia's future health [ 100%]

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.

Health groups release landmark blueprint to tackle key driver of childhood obesity [ 18%]

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 [ 18%]

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.

Australians will support government initiatives to tackle obesity [ 17%]

3 August 2012

There is strong public support for the introduction of policy initiatives to support healthy eating.

Other policies & laws [ 17%]

Additional areas of policy and law that relate to obesity, discussed in submissions and policy briefs.

Salt, fat and energy reduction targets only valuable if monitored [ 16%]

10 October 2012

The government and the Australian public should be wary of the Australian Food and Grocery Council's (AFGC) Healthier Australia Commitment, which was launched today, according to the Obesity Policy Coalition (OPC).

Staff [ 16%]

Home  /  Who we are / Staff

Meet the staff of the Obesity Policy Coalition.

Australia should follow UK with 20% sugary drinks tax [ 14%]

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.

Unhealthy snack bars don't reveal health rating: survey [ 13%]

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.

OPC Congratulates Food Ministers for supporting Healthy Star Rating Scheme [ 12%]

27 June 2014

The Obesity Policy Coalition (OPC) have congratulated the Ministers at the Food Ministers’ Forum[1] meeting today in Sydney for their support of the Health Star Rating (HSR) system and agreeing to re-establish the website that facilitates the HSR on packaged food.

WHO new sugar guidelines: 6 teaspoons a day is the limit for better health [ 12%]

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.

Who we are [ 11%]

The Obesity Policy Coalition is concerned about the increasing levels of overweight and obesity, particularly in Australian children.