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Fanta loses fizz: Ad and app pulled for directly marketing to kids [ 100%]

15 July 2015

A Fanta television advertisement and mobile phone app have been pulled after the Advertising Standards Board found they broke the rules by directly marketing an unhealthy drink to children.

Advertising & marketing [ 67%]

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.

Charade of 'responsible' junk food ads worsening [ 67%]

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.

Public supports tougher regulation of unhealthy food advertising [ 62%]

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.

Greens Commit to Ban on Junk Food Advertising to Children [ 55%]

9 August 2013

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

Walt Disney's junk food ad ban exposes TV's influence on kids [ 53%]

7 June 2012

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

Health groups say parents & kids will benefit from ACT Greens' junk food ad commitment [ 47%]

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.

It's a Knockout! ACMA report delivers blow to self-regulation [ 29%]

7 December 2011

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.

Health groups release landmark blueprint to tackle key driver of childhood obesity [ 26%]

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.