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Post-Olympics: Who really owns our children's sport? [ 72% ]

13 August 2012

Amid post-Olympics calls to review Australia's sporting performance, a coalition of health agencies has urged the government to restrict junk food companies from investing in junior sport and instead assist organisations to find more appropriate sponsors.

Streets Paddle Pop TV ad [ 71% ]

24 January 2012

The OPC complained that an ad for Streets Paddle Pops breached the Australian Food and Grocery Council’s ‘Responsible Children’s Marketing Initiative’ (RCMI) because Paddle Pop ice creams are not a healthy dietary choice, the advertisement was directed to children and the ad was shown during high rating programs for children, including Junior Masterchef – Disneyland, Home Alone and Home Alone 2.

The advertisement featured children's themes, animation and a voiceover targetted at children.

Food advertising legislation blueprint [ 71% ]

The Obesity Policy Coalition has launched a new blueprint for regulating junk food advertising to children. The blueprint sets out a plan for federal and state and territory governments to enact legislation to restrict all forms of advertising and promotion of unhealthy food and beverages to children. It specifies how legislation should operate, the types of advertising and promotion that should be restricted, and proposes definitions for key terms and phrases such as ‘unhealthy food’ and ‘directed to children’. 

The blueprint has been backed by all leading Australian public health agencies, including the Australian Chronic Disease Prevention Alliance, the Australian Medical Association, and the Coalition on Food Advertising to Children.

See a summary of the proposal here

OPC encourages fast food chains to follow KFC's example [ 69% ]

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.

Mac off - Get junk food out of junior sports [ 68% ]

11 May 2012

A coalition of leading health agencies, the Obesity Policy Coalition is calling on the Victorian Government to kick junk food brand promotion out of children's sports in light of the latest incursion by McDonald's into junior football yesterday - the Mac Pack.

Health coalition applauds Tasmania for taking the lead on junk food ads [ 68% ]

10 May 2011

The Obesity Policy Coalition has applauded Tasmanian Minister for Consumer Protection, Nick McKim, for taking the lead in protecting children from junk food advertising by calling for an investigation today.

Smarties website [ 67% ]

27 September 2010

The OPC complained that the Smarties website breached the RCMI because it was directed primarily to children and because Smarties are not a healthy dietary choice. The brightly-coloured website displays images of Smarties and features a colouring-in competition open only to children aged 3–10. See http://www.smarties-australia.com.au/

Health groups release landmark blueprint to tackle key driver of childhood obesity [ 66% ]

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.

Junior Masterchef - Streets Magnum TV ad [ 66% ]

6 October 2010

The OPC complained that an ad for the Streets Magnum ‘1 in 6’ promotion breached the Australian Food and Grocery Council’s ‘Responsible Children’s Marketing Initiative’ (RCMI) because Magnum ice creams are not a healthy dietary choice, and the ad was shown during high rating programs for children, including Junior Masterchef, Modern Family, Talkin ‘Bout Your Generation and The Simpsons (all among the top ten rating programs for children aged 5-12 years).

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