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Post-Olympics: Who really owns our children's sport? [ 34% ]

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.

Mainland Munchables TV advertisement [ 34% ]

4 July 2007

The TV ad for Mainland ‘Munchables' featured a mother nagging her son about the contents of his lunchbox and telling him not to eat any junk. The OPC and Young Media Australia made a joint complaint to the ASB about the ad on the grounds that it breached AANA Food Code because it negatively portrayed mothers' attempts to encourage their sons to eat healthily, in a way that aimed to undermine parents in their role of guiding diet and lifestyle choices.

Removing sugary drinks from hospitals, health services a positive step [ 34% ]

8 June 2017

The Obesity Policy Coalition has applauded the NSW Government for committing to remove all sugary drinks and boost healthy food choices in its hospitals and health services, in a change to take effect from December.

Snickers, Mars Bar, Twix and Coca-Cola TV ads shown during The Simpsons [ 34% ]

6 October 2010

The OPC complained that ads for Snickers (American football and Betty White), Mars Bars (sports ball give-away), Coca-Cola (men watching foorball) and Twix (Commonwealth Games) breached the RCMI because they were broadcast during the Simpsons (among the top 10 highest rating shows for children) and because the products do not represent healthy dietary choices.

See Snickers complaint here

See Mars Bar complaint here

See Coca-Cola complaint here

See Twix complaint here

FSANZ Proposal P1037 amendments associated with nutrition and health claims [ 33% ]

1 July 2015

 

The OPC's submission focuses on proposed amendments to the Food Code relating to the Health Star Rating (HSR) system and Percentage Daily (%DI) Intake declarations.

In particular, the OPC's submission highlights the need to:

  • ensure that compliance obligations do not have the effect of dissuading food manufacturers from using the HSR system in preference to %DI labels. 
  • amend Standard 1.2.8 of the Food Code to mandate the use of the HSR system if a nutrition claim is made. 
  • ensure that a HSR with the energy icon is required if %DI information for energy alone is to be presented outside the Nutrition Information Panel.

Amendments associated with Nutrition and Health Claims were approved October 2015. For further information, see FSANZ Notification Circular (24–15), published on 2 October 2015

Kellogg Nutri-Grain Iron Man TV ads [ 33% ]

16 June 2009

Kellogg’s Nutri-Grain ‘iron man’ TV ads featured a young man growing up into an iron man, and claimed that “as part of a balanced diet and regular exercise, Nutri-Grain has what it takes to help build your son into an Iron Man.” A further ad featured an iron man exercising in extreme conditions, and claimed that Nutri-Grain has “carbos for energy, protein for muscle development and calcium for bone strength...” The OPC complained that the ads were misleading and deceptive in breach of the AANA Food Code and the AANA Code of Ethics, because they created an overall impression that Nutri-Grain is healthy, good for, and beneficial to the active lifestyle of, children and young people (when in fact it is high in sugar and salt and low in fibre  and not a healthy breakfast cereal for children and young people).

Streets Paddle Pop TV ad [ 32% ]

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.

Uncle Toby’s Roll-Ups ‘Fruba News’ email and website [ 32% ]

18 May 2007

Uncle Tobys sent an email newsletter promoting Roll-Ups to children who had registered on the Roll-Ups ‘Frubalia' website. The newsletter and website told children to 'ask mum or dad' to buy Roll-Ups to enter competition to win prizes, including a Playstation, Sony camera and iPod.

The OPC complained to the ASB that the email and website breached clauses 3.5 (pester power) and 3.7 (premiums) of the AANA Food Code (because they told children to ask their parents to buy the product, and because they were dominated by a premium offer (entry to the competition and chance to win prizes).

KJs on the menu: a healthy step for Victorians [ 32% ]

7 April 2016

The Obesity Policy Coalition has welcomed the Victorian Government's announcement this morning that it will implement mandatory kilojoule labelling in chain fast food outlets and supermarkets across the state.

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