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Letter to The Age [ 5% ]

15 May 2009

Letter to The Age

OPC applauds Greens for pledge to implement policies to help tackle obesity in Victoria [ 5% ]

13 November 2014

The Obesity Policy Coalition has welcomed The Greens' pledge to put prevention at the forefront of its health platform ahead of the Victorian election.

Breakfast cereals up to one third sugar: new analysis shows. Health groups call for clear labelling [ 5% ]

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.

Hungry Jack’s Kids Club Meal and McDonald’s Happy Meal [ 5% ]

19 February 2010

The OPC complained that ads for McDonalds Happy Meals and Hungry Jack's Kids Club Meals were broadcast during C and P programs (Totally Wild) and featured premiums (free toys) in breach of the Children's Television Standards.

The McDonalds 'Stuff to Know' ad for Happy Meals promoted Ben 10 Alien Force Action Band toys and Little Miss Pet Shop Accessory Kits with meals. The Hungry Jack's ad for its Kids Club Meals promoted free Simpsons couch toys with meals.

Victorian Government review of the Planning and Environment Act [ 5% ]

1 May 2009

The OPC's first submission to the consultation paper on modernising Victoria's Planning and Environment Act highlighted the role of planning and the environment in improving public health. It recommended amendments to the Act to require that health be recognized as an objective of planning, and that health be taken into consideration throughout the planning process.

The Victorian government has released response papers and a draft Planning and Environment Amendment (General) Bill. One of the proposed changes to the Act was to update the objectives of planning to include "secure a pleasant, efficient, healthy and safe working, living and recreational environment for all people in Victoria".

The OPC (together with SunSmart) provided a second submission to the Victorian government supporting the inclusion of "healthy" in the objectives of the amended Act, but suggested that healthy be given a broad meaning, recognizing the influence of the physical environment on physical and mental health and wellbeing.

WHO new sugar guidelines – 6 teaspoons a day is the limit for better health [ 5% ]

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.

Australians 180,000 tonnes overweight & gaining 5,000 tonnes per year [ 4% ]

8 July 2014

The Obesity Policy Coalition called for a national coordinated action plan to address the obesity issue, following the release of a new "state of the nation" report by Roy Morgan Research this morning.

Sugary drinks tax could save 1,600+ lives: study [ 4% ]

14 April 2016

A 20 per cent tax on sugary drinks in Australia could save more than 1,600 lives and raise $400 million per year for much-needed obesity prevention initiatives, new research co-authored by the Obesity Policy Coalition has revealed.

Kellogg pulls Coco Pops ad after OPC complaint [ 4% ]

24 June 2013

A complaint made by the Obesity Policy Coalition about a Kellogg's TV commercial directed to children has been upheld by the Advertising Standards Board this week and the ad has been removed from viewing.

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